Covidien Polysorb Braided Suture, Absorbable, Size 3-0, P-12, 18"


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Learn About Covidien Polysorb Braided Suture, Absorbable, Size 3-0, P-12, 18"

Polysorb braided sutures are composed of Lactomer glycolide/lactide copolymer which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids). Polysorb sutures are prepared by
coating the suture with a mixture of a caprolactone/glycolide copolymer and calcium stearoyl lactylate.


Polysorb sutures are indicated for use in soft tissue approximation or ligation and ophthalmic surgery, but not in cardiovascular or neural tissue.


Polysorb sutures elicit a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue, which is followed by a gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of Polysorb sutures occurs by means of hydrolysis, where the Lactomer glycolide/lactide copolymer is broken down to glycolic and lactic acids which are subsequently absorbed and metabolized by the body.

Tensile Strength:

Tensile strength averages for Polysorb sutures are approximately 140% of USP and E.P. minimum knot strength initially, are approximately 80% at two weeks and in excess of 30% at three weeks post implant.


Ethylene oxide.


Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of Polysorb sutures is essentially complete between the 56th and 70th day.


The sutures are supplied sterile, in pre-cut lengths and ligating reels, non-needled or affixed to various needle types using both permanent and removable needle attachment techniques. Please refer to the individual package IFUs for complete instructions, indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions.

Covidien Polysorb Braided Suture, Absorbable, Size 3-0, P-12, 18" Features:

  • Absorbable
  • Mid-Term Braided
  • 3 Week Effective Wound Support
  • 56-70 Days Absorption Time


Quantity 12/Box
Application Suture with Needle
Coating Coated
Material Type Braided Polyester
Needle 1 Code P-12
Needle Length 19 mm
Needle Material Alloy Needle
Needle Shape 3/8 Circle
Needle Type Reverse Cutting Needle
Number of Needles 1-Needle
Size Size 3-0
Suture Color Undyed Suture
Suture Length 18"
Suture Type Absorbable Coated

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