What are the benefits of Polyglactin suture?

Polyglactin 910 suture is a synthetic absorbable material often used in surgery for wound closure. It is made up of two different types, which are glycopyrronium tosylate and polyethylene glycol-modified, glycidyl methacrylate copolymer. This polymer is made to stick together at certain points and then eventually dissolve away faster than it would normally due to its weaker bonds. The benefits of this include a low toxicity level, durability, long-term biodegradability, flexibility when compared to other materials, and less risk of migration into nearby tissues.

1. Less Toxicity

Polyglycatin is said to be gentler on the body, making it safer for surgery. This is due to its absorbability meaning that it will usually coagulate and degrade away over time. It does affect other tissue as well but is relatively harmless. This also makes it easy to remove from sites where the material has been used because of its low toxicity level and lack of permanence.

2. Durability

Polyglycatin 910 is able to withstand a large amount of pressure before breaking down or tearing apart. It also has high tensile strength meaning that it will not break if pulled too much while being repaired or adjusted by surgeons who are performing surgery on the affected area.

3. Biodegradability

Polyglycatin is made up of smaller molecules, which makes it able to break apart over a long period of time. The way that it breaks down depends on several factors including location, type of organism, and the kind of conditions present. In some cases, it can completely degrade within less than a year while others may take up to a decade or more.

4. Less Risk of Migration

Since polyglactin is made from smaller molecules, there is less risk of migration into surrounding tissue and nerves than with other materials such as sutures made from non-degradable synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester. This is because it is made from polyethylene and polyglycol, which are synthetic materials that are capable of breaking down over time due to natural processes.

5. Flexibility

Polyglycatin is more flexible than other suture materials. This allows it to move and act more like those natural parts of the body that they are trying to replace while still offering support for internal organs or skin or tissue that has been injured, torn, or cut.

This flexibility also helps with other issues such as tissue swelling, scarring, and pain. The lack of stiffness may cause the body to be less likely to scar from surgery and heals faster due in part to its ability to withstand the pressure of swelling before being completely broken apart.

6. The Absence of Migration

Since polyglactin is made from synthetic materials, it does not undergo any tissue, blood, or cellular reaction during use or after removal. Additionally, there is no evidence that it causes an immune response or has the ability to cause one.


The lack of migration and the small size of its molecules also allows for a high degree of customizability when being used in different situations and locations as long as it is being placed at the proper depth. This includes things such as different sizes and lengths in order to suit the individual needs of people with various body types, especially those with osteoporosis who may have delicate bones that can snap more easily.

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