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MONOCRYL® (poliglecaprone 25) Suture
MONOCRYL® (poliglecaprone 25) Suture
MONOCRYL Suture is a highly pliable monofilament suture that handles and ties easily,
is virtually inert in tissue, and absorbs predictably. High initial tensile strength diminishes over 2 weeks postoperatively.1
Composition and indications
MONOCRYL Suture is a monofilament synthetic absorbable surgical suture comprised of a glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone copolymer. It is indicated for procedures that require high initial tensile strength diminishing over 2 weeks postoperatively, including subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximations and ligations.1*
Get the benefit of Plus Antibacterial Technology in a MONOCRYL Suture
MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Sutures handle and perform just like traditional sutures1-3—and are shown in vitro to inhibit bacterial colonization on the suture.4
Get the benefit of barbed technology in a MONOCRYL Plus Suture
STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices can close wounds substantially faster than using an interrupted technique.5 They are available in a combination of sizes, lengths, and needle types, including those appropriate for open, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures, as well as with Plus Antibacterial Technology.
Discover a modern alternative to subcuticular sutures and staples
DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System consists of a liquid topical skin adhesive and a self-adhering mesh that provides temporary skin edge alignment until the adhesive is applied.6 In a clinical study, cosmesis was better with DERMABOND PRINEO System than with conventional suturing in skin closure.7
*MONOCRYL Suture is not indicated for neural, cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and microsurgical applications.1
1. Ethicon Wound Closure Manual. 2012. Ethicon, Inc.
2. Barbolt TA. Chemistry and safety of triclosan, and its use as an antimicrobial coating on Coated VICRYL* Plus Antibacterial Suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture with triclosan). Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2002;(3 suppl 1):S45-S53.
3. Ford H, Jones P, Gaines B, Reblock K, Simpkins D. Intraoperative handling and wound healing: controlled clinical trial comparing coated VICRYL® Plus antibacterial suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture with triclosan) with coated VICRYL® suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture). Surg. Infect. 2005;6(3):313-321.
4. Ming X, Rothenburger S, Yang D. In vitro antibacterial efficacy of Monocryl Plus Antibacterial Suture (poligelcaprone 25 with triclosan). Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2007;8(2):201-208.
5. DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc.
6. Parvizi D, Friedl H, Schintler MV, et al. Use of 2‐octyl cyanoacrylate together with a self‐adhering mesh (Dermabond™ Prineo™) for skin closure following abdominoplasty: an open, prospective, controlled, randomized, clinical study. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2013;37(3):529‐537.
7. Measured by the Hollander Cosmesis Scale at 2 weeks after surgery and the Vancouver Scar Scale 6 and 12 months after surgery in a prospective, randomized controlled trial (N=60).
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