Covidien Mild Chromic Gut Suture, Absorbable, Size 6-0, HE-1, 18"


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Learn About Covidien Mild Chromic Gut Suture, Absorbable, Size 6-0, HE-1, 18"

Plain, Chromic and Mild Chromic Gut Absorbable Sutures are absorbable
sterile surgical sutures composed of purified connective tissue (mostly
collagen) derived from the serosal layer of beef (bovine) intestines. They are
packaged in a solution of 89% isopropanol, 10% water and 1%
triethanolamine. Chromic gut is treated with chromic salt solution.


Plain, Chromic and Mild Chromic Gut Absorbable Sutures are indicated for use
in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in
ophthalmic surgery, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological surgery.


When Plain, Chromic and Mild Chromic Gut Absorbable Sutures are placed in
tissue, a moderate tissue inflammation occurs characteristic of foreign body
response to a substance.

Tensile Strength:

Gradual loss of tensile strength and suture mass, as the enzymatic process
dissolves the surgical gut until it is completely absorbed.


Gamma irradiation.


Many variable factors may affect the rate of absorption. Some of the major factors which may affect tensile strength loss and absorption rates are: 1. Type of Suture - Plain gut is expected to absorb more rapidly than chromic gut. 2. Infection  Surgical gut is absorbed faster in infected tissue than in noninfected tissue. 3. Tissue Sites - Surgical gut will absorb more rapidly in tissue where increased levels of enzymes are present, as in secretions exhibited in the stomach, cervix and vagina.


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. The sutures are available in box quantities of one, two and three dozen.

Covidien Mild Chromic Gut Suture, Absorbable, Size 6-0, HE-1, 18" Features:

  • Natural
  • Variable Wound Support Time
  • Variable Absorption Time


Quantity 12/Box
Application Suture with Needle
Material Type Mild Chromic Gut
Needle 1 Code HE-1
Needle Length 11 mm
Needle Shape 3/8 Circle
Needle Type Reverse Cutting Needle
Number of Needles 1-Needle
Size Size 6-0
Suture Color Undyed Suture
Suture Length 18"
Suture Type Absorbable Uncoated

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Return Policy

30-day return policy.

You can request a return up to 30 days after receiving your item. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. 

To start a return, you can contact us. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 

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