Petcryl 910 Fast

Manufactured especially for Ostralos, these exceptional sutures are highly popular with top New Zealand surgeons.

Petcryl Fast suture is a braided and coated synthetic absorbable surgical suture. It is a co-polymer of 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactice (Polyglactin 910). Petcryl Fast sutures are coated with equal parts of a copolymer of lactide and glactide with calcium stearate. Calcium stearate is a salt of calcium and stearic adic. This mixture forms an absorbable, adherent, non-flaking libricant ideal for suture. All these components are water repelling which slows tissue fluid penetration into the suture.

Polyglactin sutures are found to be non-antigentic and non-pyrogenic, eliciting only mild tissue reactivity during the absorption process.

Distinctive characteristics

  • Coated in order to create a smoother synthetic absorbable suture that will pass through tissue readily
  • Precise knot placement (as compared with PGA suture)
  • Predictable absorption by simple hydrolytic mechanism
  • A decreased tendency to irritate tissue
  • Good tensile strength

Available Sizes

  • 3-0 with 3/8 circle, reverse cutting, 19mm needle
  • 4-0 with 3/8 circle, reverse cutting, 19mm needle
  • 5-0 with 3/8 circle, reverse cutting, 19mm needle
  • 5-0 with 1/2 circle, round body, 17mm needle
  • 6-0 with 1/2 circle, round body, 17mm needle

If you are interested in a particular size that we don't stock, please contact us.