Device Specifications and Comparisons

Coated VICRYL Plus Antibacterial Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, except for ophthalmic, cardiovascular and neurological tissues.

PDS Plus Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation, including use in pediatric cardiovascular tissue where growth is expected to occur. PDS Plus Suture is not indicated in adult cardiovascular and neurological tissue. These sutures are particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable suture and extended wound support (up to 6 weeks) is desirable.

MONOCRYL  Plus  Antibacterial  Sutures  are  indicated  for  use  in  general  soft  tissue  approximation and/or ligation, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues, microsurgery or ophthalmic surgery.

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Codes

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J912G, D8116, J267H, J870H, J568H, J280H, J260H, J270H, JB260, J694H

Color

Violet or Undyed

Violet or Undyed

Antibacterial Coating

Yes

No

Material/Composition

  • Polyglactin 910, Triclosan (Coated VICRYL™ Plus)
  • Poliglecaprone 25, Triclosan (MONOCRYL™ Plus)
  • Polydioxanone, Triclosan (PDS™ Plus)

Polyglactin 910

Suture Structure

  • Braided (Coated VICRYL™ Plus)
  • Monofilament (MONOCRYL™ Plus, PDS™ Plus)

Braided

Absorbable

Yes

Yes

Absorption Rate

  • 56-70 days (Coated VICRYL™ Plus)
  • 90-120 days (MONOCRYL™ Plus)
  • 182-238 days (PDS™ Plus)

56-70 days

Directionality

  • Unidirectional or Bidirectional (Coated VICRYL™ Plus)
  • Unidirectional (MONOCRYL™ Plus, PDS™ Plus)

Unidirectional

Available Needle Options

MONOCRYL™ Plus

  • Taperpoint
  • Cutting Edge Reverse
  • Cutting Edge Prime Reverse/Conventional
  • Blunt Point Ethiguard

Coated VICRYL™ Plus

  • Taperpoint
  • Tapercut
  • Cutting Edge Reverse
  • Cutting Edge Prime Reverse/Conventional
  • Blunt Point Ethiguard

PDS™ Plus

  • Taperpoint
  • Tapercut
  • Cutting Edge Reverse
  • Cutting Edge Prime Reverse/Conventional
  • Blunt Point Ethiguard
  • Blunt Point
  • Taperpoint
  • Tapercut
  • Cutting Edge Reverse/ Conventional
  • Cutting Edge Spatula Reverse/ Conventional
  • Cutting Edge Prime Reverse/ Conventional
  • Cutting Edge Spatulated Center Point
  • Blunt Point Ethiguard
  • Blunt Point

Special Options

  • MultiPass™ (Coated VICRYL™ Plus, MONOCRYL™ Plus, PDS™ Plus)
  • CONTROL RELEASE™ (Coated VICRYL™ Plus)
  • MultiPass™
  • CONTROL RELEASE™

Pledget Options

No

No

Strands per Pack

  • 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, or 12 (Coated VICRYL™ Plus)
  • 1 (MONOCRYL™ Plus)
  • 1, or 8 (PDS™ Plus)
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12

Quantity per Box

  • 12, 24, or 36 (Coated VICRYL™ Plus)
  • 12 or 36 (MONOCRYL™ Plus)
  • 12, 24, or 36 (PDS™ Plus)
  • 12
  • 24
  • 36