Q-close Mono
Material polymer Poligecaprone 25 (copolymer of glycolide and caprolactone)
Structure Monofilament
Suture type Synthetic, Absorbable
Colour Violet or Undyed
Gauge sizes available U.S.P. 5/0 to 2 (Metric 1.0 to 5.0)
Tensile strength retention
Days post implantation
– 7 days
– 14 days
Approximate % of tensile strength retained
– 70%
– 40%
Mass absorption By hydrolysis. Absorption is essentially complete between 90 and 120 days.
Sterilisation method Ethylene oxide
Indications Q-close Mono sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation.