Plain Catgut suture is a sterile absorbable monofilament suture composed of purified collagen derived from either the serosal layer of beef (bovine) or the submucosal fibrous layer of sheep(ovine) intestines. The Plain Catgut suture undergoes a ribbon stage chromicisation and is treated with glycerin. The Plain Catgut sutures are available undyed from sizes: USP6/0-USP4.
High tensile strength
Excellent handling features
Minimal tissue reaction
Plain Catgut Sutures are indicated for use in general surgery. It is suitable for use in softtissue and for ligation, including use inophthalmic procedures, gastrointestinal, dental and gynecological but not for cardiovascular and neurological tissues. The Plain Catgut Sutures are absorbable should not be used where long suture support is necessary.
Plain Catgut Sutures have a high initial tensile strength, which is retained for up to 30 days. The process of mass absorption is completed in approximately 90 days.
While Plain Catgut will be absorbed completely in 60-70 days.