Suture Characteristics Chart

Brand Name Material Origin Construction Coating Colour Available Sizes Strength Retention Absorption Time Absorption Profile
Progut Sheep submucosa Natural Monofilament (Virtual) N/A Yellowish Tan 3 to 5-0 7-10 days 70 days Proteolytic enzymatic digestion
Progut Sheep submucosa Natural Monofilament (Virtual) Chromium Salts Brown 3 to 5-0 21-28 days 90 days Proteolytic enzymatic digestion
Petcryl 910 Polyglactin 910 Synthetic Braided Calcium Stearate & Polyglycolide-Co-lactide Violet & Undyed (White) 2 to 4-0

75%-14days 50%-21days 25%-28days

56-70 days Hydrolysis
Petcryl 910 Fast Polyglactin 910 Synthetic Braided Calcium Stearate & Polyglycolide-Co-lactide Undyed (White) 1 to 6-0 50% -5 days 0%-14days 42 days Hydrolysis
Petcryl Polyglycolic Acid Synthetic Braided Calcium Stearate & Polycaprolactone Violet & Undyed (White) 2 to 6-0 75%-14days 50%-21days 25%-28days 60-75 days Hydrolysis
Petcryl Mono Poliglecaprone 25 Synthetic Monofilament N/A Violet & Undyed (Beige) 2 to 6-0 50%-7days 20%-14days 90-120 days Hydrolysis
Duracryl Polydioxanone Synthetic Monofilament N/A Violet 2 to 6-0 75%-14days 50%-28days 25%-42days 180-210 days Hydrolysis
Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 316 LVM Natural Alloy Monofilament N/A Metallic silver 7 to 1 Indefinite N/A N/A
Sutura Silk Natural Braided Silicone or  wax Black 2 to 6-0 1-2 years N/A N/A
Linex Polyamide 6 & 6.6 Synthetic Monofilament N/A Black & Blue 2 to 10-0 20% loss per year N/A N/A
Procare Polyester Synthetic Braided Silicone Green & White 5 to 5-0 Indefinite N/A N/A
Duracare Polypropylene Synthetic Monofilament N/A Blue 1 to 8-0 Indefinite N/A N/A

 

N/A -Not Applicable

 

Surgical sutures are classified into various U.S.P. sizes and metric sizes. The following suture sizes chart shows the diameter range for collagen and synthetic sutures.