Vetsuture PGLA is a sterile, absorbable, medium term, braided
suture composed of Polyglactin 910. It is coated and colored
violet. Vetsuture PGLA is absorbed by hydrolysis. Absorption
begins with loss of tensile strength followed by loss in mass.
80% of the original resistance to traction is maintained at
14 days. At the end of the 4th week 10% of the original force
remains. The suture is absorbed up to 10% in two weeks, 25%
after four weeks and 75% in two months. The absorption of
the PGLA is almost complete in 56 to 70 days. Vetsuture PGLA
has a very high tensile strength. Braided, it is flexible, easy
to use and knot security properties are excellent. The coating
improves the sliding of the suture and limits the saw effect. The
tissue reaction is very low. Vetsuture PGLA is indicated for the
approximation of tissues in general surgeries, to suture muscle,
walls, subcutaneous sutures and ligatures of hemostasis.