Q-Close Synthfast
Material polymer Polyglactin 910 (90% glycolide and 10% lactide)
Structure Multifilament, braided
Suture type Synthetic, Absorbable
Coating Polyglactin 370 (30% glycolide and 70% lactide) and calcium stearate
Colour Undyed
Gauge sizes available U.S.P. 6/0 to 0 (Metric 0.7 to 3.5)
Tensile strength retention
Days post implantation
– 7 days
Approximate % of tensile strength retained
– 45%
Mass absorption By hydrolysis. Absorption is essentially complete by 42 days.
Sterilisation method Ethylene oxide
Indications Q-close Synth Fast is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation where only short term wound support is required and where rapid absorption of the suture would be beneficial. Due to the rapid absorption profile, Q-close Synth Fast is useful for skin closure, particularly in paediatric surgery, episiotomies, circumcision and closure of oral mucosa.