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I Suture | 39 KRUUSE KRUUSE PD-X PLUS KRUUSE PD-X is a monofilament synthetic suture with a smooth surface that gives minimal tissue reaction and decreased incidence of infection and trauma. KRUUSE PD-X meets all the requirements established by the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and the US Pharmacopoeia (USP) for Synthetic Absorbable Monofilament Surgical Sutures. Indications: KRUUSE PD-X is commonly used in soft tissues and ligation where absorbable sutures are indicated, including: n Abdominal wall closure n GI-surgery n Fascia and ligaments n Tendon repair n Hernias n Orthopaedics n Vascular surgery Absorption: Absorbable: n Complete mass absorption in approximately 180-210 days n Absorption by hydrolysis Contraindications: n Where permanent support is required Chemical composition: n KRUUSE PD-X is a slowly absorbable synthetic monofilament suture, and the material is composed of Polydioxanone (PDO) Range: n USP 4-0 to 2 n EP 1.5 to 5 Tensile Strength: n 75 % remains after 14 days n 60 % remains after 28 days n Complete mass absorption in approximately 180-210 days Sterilization method: n EO KRUUSE PD-X Colour: n Violet Monofilament: For smooth passage through tissue and high tissue compatibility Synthetic: Minimal tissue reaction Absorbable: By hydrolysis Packing: n Boxes of 18 peel packs Needle length mm USP EP Length in cm Suture colour Number per box Cat. No 26 3-0 2 70 Violet 18 152710 26 2-0 3 70 Violet 18 152711 17 mm I 1/2 circle, round bodied tapercut 22 mm 24 mm 26 mm 30 mm 36 mm 40 mm 48 mm www.kruuse.com Suture Shape of needle 13 ยท 349 KRUUSE PD-X PLUS