Q-close PD Synth
Material polymer Polydioxanone
Structure Monofilament
Suture type Synthetic, Absorbable
Colour Violet
Gauge sizes available U.S.P. 5/0 to 1 (Metric 1.0 to 4.0)
Tensile strength retention
Days post implantation
– 14 days
– 28 days
– 42 days
Approximate % of tensile strength retained
– 75%
– 65%
– 55%
Mass absorption By hydrolysis. Absorption is essentially complete within 6 months.
Sterilisation method Ethylene oxide
Indications Q-close PD Synth monofilament synthetic absorbable sutures are indicated for use in all types of soft tissue approximation. These sutures are particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable suture and extended wound support (up to six weeks) is desirable.