Monoglyc PGA-PCL Suture is a is a sterile synthetic absorbable monofilament surgical suture produced from a copolymer of glycolic acid and ε-caprolactone. It is indicated for procedures that require high initial tensile strength diminishing over 2 weeks postoperatively, including subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximations and ligations.
MONOCRYL Suture is a highly pliable monofilament suture that handles and ties easily, is virtually inert in tissue, and absorbs predictably. High initial tensile strength diminishes over 2 weeks postoperatively.
Tensile Strength and Absorption
The gradual loss of tensile strength and absorption of Monoglyc PGA-PCL Suture occurs by the means of hydrolysis. On absorption, there is first a reduction in tensile strength followed by a loss of mass. Implantation studies showed that approximately 70 % of the original tensile strength is available after seven days and approximately 40% after fourteen days. Absorption is fully complete in approximately 90 days.
Why is this Suture Ideal for the Apical Mattress Technique
The Apical Mattress Technique is a new suturing technique that will help you remove tension & mobility of the buccal flap.
Periosteum reattachment requires a lot of time: Solution = Apical Mattress + PGA-PCL Suture
When a flap is raised, it becomes mobile interrupting the blood supply causing bone loss. Mobility also creates tension which will be eliminated when reattachment occurs. Most suture materials are removed after 1 to 2 weeks. This is not enough time for the body to achieve suitable reattachment of the periosteum, which can take 4 to 6 weeks. If the periosteum is not stable, the flap will remain mobile and there will be tissue tension. The the Apical Mattress Technique helps remove tension & mobility of the buccal flap, and thereby: Decreases soft tissue ischemia, Promotes faster healing & increased soft tissue thickness, and Greatly decreases the risk of dehiscence. Since the Monoglyc PGCL suture is a suture that remains strong, stays, plaque free and resorbs in approximately 90 days, it is the ideal suture for the apical mattress technique. Learn more by taking our online lecture.