Becton Chromic Catgut Sterile Surgical Sutures, Size 2/0, 40, ½ Curve Cutting, Box of 12; Catgut or gut suture is an absorbable sterile strand derived from the intestinal submucosa of sheep or goat and fixed in formalin, used as a surgical ligature and suture. Chromic catgut is treatment, is with chromium salt solution to resist body enzymes and slower the absorption process thus supporting the wound for longer periods. Chromic gut chromicisation is before it is then, spun into strands. This allows control over the amount of chromic content for an even absorption rate.
Distinctive Characteristics of Catgut Chromic Sutures
- Absorption within 60-90 days for chromic suture and 60-70 days for plain gut suture.
- Allows for smooth passage through tissue.
- Packed in IPA to retain memory & increase pliability.
- Uniform chrome content provides required wound support and absorption.
- Catgut suture are available from U.S.P Sizes 5-0 to 2
- General closure, Ophthalmic, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Gastro-intestinal Tract Surgery.
Surgical chromic catgut sutures are for use in general, in addition, soft tissue approximation and/or ligation including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular and neurological procedures.