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I-SUTURE™ PGLA suture is a synthetic absorbable suture with superb handling through tissue, high tensile strength through the critical wound healing period, and excellent knot security and tie down

The PGLA suture retains approximately 75% of the original tensile strength at 2 weeks and 50% at 3 weeks during subcutaneous tissue implantation studies in rats. Absorption of I-SUTURE™ is essentially complete between 90 and 100 days.

I-SUTURE™ PGLA suture is a synthetic absorbable suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide (PGLA). It is coated with calcium stearate and 30:70 poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide).

Available in 2 sizes:

  • VG548 – 8-0 (PGA Coated Violet Braided)
  • VG449 – 9-0 (PGA Violet Monofilament)



App. Strength

Absorption Profile

Braided /Monofilament

Violet /Undyed

81% @ 14d

58% @ 21d

25% @ 28d

0% @ 35-42d


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