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Tensile Strength
Product Details:


Composition: Purified connective tissue (collagen) derived from the sub-mucous layer of sheep (bovine) intestine.
Construction: Monofilament
Coating:  Plain sutures are without coating, Chromic sutures have been tanned by treatment with chromium salt in the trivalent form and coloured with oxidized pyrogallol, colour index 76515.
In vitro retention of strength : Effective strength is usually lost between 10-12 days in case of plain catgut and by 21-30 days in case of chromic catgut.
Tissue Reaction: Moderate tissue inflammation occurs which is characteristic of a foreign body response. Loss of tensile strength and loss of mass follows as the proteolytic enzymatic digestive process dissolves the surgical catgut.
Absorption Time: Absorption is essentially complete in 60-90 days. Sterilization: Packed in sterilizing fluid, the constituents of which are Isopropanol, Water, Sodium Benzoate and Ethylene Oxide.
Available in Sizes : 5-0, 4-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0, 1, 2, 3.
Colour: Beige and Tanned Brown.
Shelf Life: 5 years.
Packaging:  Box of 12 and 36 sutures.













Distinct Features:
  • Soft and smooth feel that helps in easy passage through the tissue with minimal trauma.

  • Very high initial tensile strength and excellent handling.

  • Catgut suture with the highest quality collagen maintaining a composition of 97-98%.

  • Higher percentage of collagen allows for superior tensile strength.