SURGICRYL rapid – The Product
Like SURGICRYL PGA, SURGICRYL rapid is prepared from polyglycolic acid. Again as with SURGICRYL PGA, the braided suture material is coated with a mixture composed of polycaprolactone and an amount of calcium stearate. Thus SURGICRYL rapid is similar to SURGICRYL PGA in handling, knotting, and method of absorption, predictability, minimal tissue reaction and tissue passage but differs in the following three features:
- Initial tensile strength
- Loss of tensile strength
SURGICRYL rapid is a sterilised coated braided synthetic absorbable suture. The chemical structure of the basic suture material and coating is the same as that of SURGICRYL PGA.
The material is available undyed (beige) in gauge sizes Metric 0.7 (6-0) to Metric 5 (USP 2) and in lengths from 45cm to 150cm, with needles attached.
50% of original tensile strength remains after 5 days (providing 7 –10 days wound support) 0% of original tensile remains between 10 – 14 days when stitches should drop off.
As well as rapid loss of tensile strength, SURGICRYL rapid sutures are also eliminated quickly by the body, with the suture mate
Sterilisation is by irradiationrial being totally absorbed by 42 days after implantatio
Summary: SURGICRYL rapid
|Absorption profile: 50% TSR @ 5 days
0% TSR @ 14 days
|No need to remove sutures||Convenience for patient, less work for staff, decreased workload and resulting economies|
|Initial strength is the same as silk||Can choose the most appropriate gauge||Can continue with same suturing techniques|
|Synthetic||Predictable absorption profile||No concerns about residual material causing problems|
|Braided||Ease of handling. good knot security||Pleasant to use, confidence in knot placement|
|Coated||Low tissue drag, good knot
sliding, eliminates problems of braid
|Feels good to use, easy to position|
|knots, confidence in lack of potential
|Coating||Is not removed, absorbed with suture||Feels good throughout use, no concerns about absorption|
|Lactic acid||Controls absorption, speeds mass absorption||Confidence in the best chemical composition available|
|Absorbable||No foreign bodies left||No concerns over long term problems|
|All sutures undyed||No visibility of subcuticular sutures||Cosmetically acceptable to the patient, no concerns for the surgeon|
|Mass absorption in 42 days||No foreign body left after 6 weeks||Confidence in good wound healing, no fear of long term problems|
SURGICRYL rapide consists of 79 codes and is available on a range of “Easy Pass” needles, cutting and reverse cutting needles and TAPERCUT needles. These range from 12 mm right through to 48 mm needles.
Skin, Oral mucosa, Scrotum, Penis (circumcisions), Perineum.