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KRUUSE I Suture KRUUSE Sacryl Rapid Multifilament, braided: For secure knot tying, high flexibility and easy handling Coated: For easy knot tying and smooth passage through tissue Irradiation: By gamma irradiation to accommodate rapid absorption Absorbable: By hydrolysis KRUUSE Sacryl Rapid is a braided and coated multifilament synthetic suture composed of Polyglactin 910. Suture I 13 ยท 330 KRUUSE Sacryl Rapid meets all the requirements established by the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) for Synthetic Absorbable Surgical Sutures. Due to the rapid loss of its breaking strength KRUUSE Sacryl Rapid should not be used where extended approximation of tissue under stress is required, such as cardiovascular tissue or muscle, or where wound support beyond 7 days is required. The characteristics of rapid loss of strength are achieved by use of gamma irradiation. Absorption: Absorbable: n Complete mass absorption in approximately 45 days n Absorption by hydrolysis Chemical composition: n KRUUSE Sacryl Rapid is composed of Polyglactin 910 (copolymer of 90% Glycolide and 10% L-lactide) www.kruuse.com Tensile Strength: n 55 % remains after 5 days n 0 % remains after 10-14 days n Complete mass absorption in approximately 45 days Colour: n Undyed Indications: KRUUSE Sacryl Rapid is suitable for use in soft tissue approximation where short term wound support and rapid absorption of the suture is indicated, including: n Superficial skin closure, both subcuticular and cuticular n Suturing of conjunctiva in ophthalmic surgery n Suturing of oral cavity mucosa n Episiotomies Contraindications: n Where longer or permanent support is required Range: n USP 5-0 to 3-0 n EP 1 to 2 Sterilization method: n EO Packing: n Boxes of 18 peel packs