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Vilet™ is a synthetic absorbable suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide (PGLA). It is coated with calcium stearate and 30:70 poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide).

Characteristics  
      High tensile strength throughout the critical wound healing period
      Excellent knot security and tie down
      Superb handling—Smooth Tissue Passage
      Reliable absorption profile
      Meets or exceeds the USP & EP requirements

Indications
Polyglycolic acid is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular and neurological procedures.

Actions
90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide (PGLA) suture may elicit a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues, followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Loss of tensile strength is progressive absorption of PGLA sutures occurs by means of hydrolysis.

Tensile Strength
Vilet™ (PGLA) suture approximately retains 75% of the original tensile strength at 2 weeks and 50% at 3 weeks during subcutaneous tissue implantation studies in rats. 

Absorption
Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Complete absorption of Vilet™ sutures is essentially complete between 90 and 100 days.

Sterilization
Ethylene oxide.

Packaging
Vilet™ (PGLA) suture is supplied sterile in precut lengths attached to various needle types in one-dozen boxes, also available precut non-needled.

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