Vilet Q™ is a fast-absorbing synthetic absorbable suture composed of polyglycolic acid (PGA). The braid is coated with calcium stearate. Vilet Q™ 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 Q™ braided coated suture is indicated for use in superficial soft tissue approximation of the skin and mucosa where only short-term wound support is required, but not for use in ligation, ophthalmic, cardiovascular or neurological procedures.
Vilet Q™ suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue. Tensile strength is a progressive loss that occurs by means of hydrolysis. Absorption of Vilet Q™ occurs when the polymer degrades to glycolic acids which are subsequently absorbed and metabolized in the body.
Vilet Q™ (PGA) suture retains approximately about 50% of the initial strength after 7 days.
Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without an appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of Vilet Q™ sutures is essentially complete with in 42 days.
Vilet Q™ (PGA) suture is supplied sterile in precut lengths attached to various needle types in one dozen boxes, also available precut non-needled.