Vilet II™ is a synthetic absorbable suture composed of polyglycolic acid (PGA). The braid is coated with calcium stearate. Vilet II™ is available dyed (violet) and undyed (beige).
Design to emulate the performance of Gut Sutures
Excellent knot security and tie down
Superb handling—Smooth Tissue Passage
Reliable absorption profile
Meets or exceeds the USP & EP requirements
Vilet II™ (PGA) suture 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 tissues. PGA surgical suture is provided sterile for one time use only.
Vilet II™ suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue. Tensile strength is a progressive loss that occurs by means of hydrolysis. Absorption of Vilet II™ occurs when the polymer degrades to glycolic acids which are subsequently absorbed and metabolized in the body.
Vilet II™ (PGA) 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 begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Complete absorption of Vilet II™ sutures is essentially complete between 90 and 100 days.
Vilet II™ (PGA) suture is supplied sterile in precut lengths attached to various needle types in one dozen boxes, also available precut non-needled.