Ethicon Fast Absorbing Plain Gut Suture, Size 5-0, PC-1, 18"

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Learn About Ethicon Fast Absorbing Plain Gut Suture, Size 5-0, PC-1, 18"

Ethicon, a leader in medical supplies, offers Fast Absorbing Gut Suture, absorbable and made of purified connective tissue from either beef serosa or the submucosal fibrous layer of sheep intestine.

Fast Absorbing Gut Suture is indicated for dermal (skin) suturing only. It should be utilized only for external knot tying procedures. This suture being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue is required. In vivo testing indicates that nearly all of its original strength is lost within approximately 7 days of implantation. For complete indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse reactions, please reference full package insert.

Users should be familiar with surgical procedures and techniques involving gut suture before using surgical gut suture for wound closure, as the risk of wound dehiscence may vary with the site of application and the suture material used. Physicians should consider the in vivo performance when selecting a suture. The use of this suture may be inappropriate in elderly, malnourished, or debilitated patients, or in patients suffering from conditions which may delay wound healing. As this is an absorbable material, the use of supplemental nonabsorbable sutures should be considered by the surgeon in the closure of sites which may undergo expansion, stretching or distention or which may require additional support. As with any foreign body, prolonged contact of any suture with salt solutions, such as those found in the urinary or biliary tracts, may result in calculus formation. As an absorbable suture, surgical gut may act transiently as a foreign body. Acceptable surgical practice should be followed for the management of infected wounds. Do not resterilize. Discard open packages and unused sutures. Certain patients may be hypersensitive to collagen or chromium and might exhibit an immunological reaction resulting in inflammation, tissue granulation or fibrosis, wound suppuration and bleeding, as well as sinus formation. For complete product details, please see Instructions for Use.

Ethicon Fast Absorbing Plain Gut Suture, Size 5-0, PC-1, 18" Features:

  • In vivo tensile strength retention and absorption rate of Surgical Gut Suture varies based on suture type and endogenous factors such as tissue site and whether infection is present
  • Reverse cutting, PC-1 (13 mm), 3/8 circle needle
  • Sterile, factory sealed box of 12 sutures


Quantity 12/Box
Quick Description 5-0 GUT PLA" FAST ABSORB"G YELLOWISH TAN 1X18" PC-1
Suture Size 5-0
Length 18"
Color Yellowish Tan
Control No
Material Plain
Category Wound Closure
Needle Image
Absorbability Absorbable
Absorption Rate 21-42 days
Pledget No
Needle Name PC-1
Needle Color Silver
Needle Length 13mm
Pack Strand/Length 1 x 18"
Needle Point Type


(Cutting Edge Prime Conventional)



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