Monofast - Absorbable monofilament suture. Violet. Pack of 24 pcs.

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Absorbable monofilament suture. Violet.
The needle is 3/8 and with a reverse cut needle.
The suture retains approx. 68-78% of its initial strength after 7 days and approx. 30% after two weeks.
Fully resorbed after 90-110 days.

Monofilament suture thread, also known as a monofilament suture, is a type of medical thread used to stitch wounds or incisions together during surgical procedures. It consists of a single thread or filament, as opposed to a multifilament suture, which consists of several smaller threads braided together.
Monofilament suture thread is made of different materials such as nylon, polypropylene or polyester. These materials are often chosen for their biocompatibility, strength, and ability to maintain thread integrity over time.
Advantages of monofilament suture thread:
1. Less tissue reaction: Due to the thread's smooth surface and single structure, there is less risk of irritation or reaction from the tissue. This can help reduce inflammation and promote healing.
2. Less trauma: Monofilament sutures slide through the tissue more easily compared to multifilament sutures, reducing tissue damage during suturing. This can result in less tissue trauma and a better cosmetic result.
3. Easy handling: Due to the smooth structure, monofilament suture thread is easy to handle and control during suturing. This gives the surgeon better control over the thread and ensures more precise sutures.
4. Reduced risk of infection: Monofilament sutures have less tendency to collect bacteria or other microorganisms compared to multifilament sutures due to the smooth thread structure. This reduces the risk of infection in the wound.