Q-Close Synth
Material polymer Polyglactin 910 (90% glycolide and 10% lactide)
Structure Multifilament, braided
Suture type Synthetic, Absorbable
Coating Polyglactin 370 (30% glycolide and 70% lactide) and calcium stearate
Colour Violet or Undyed
Gauge sizes available U.S.P. 6/0 to 2, and 6 (Metric 0.7 to 5.0, and 8.0)
Tensile strength retention
Days post implantation
– 14 days
– 21 days
– 28 days
Approximate % of tensile strength retained
– 75%
– 50%
– 25%
Mass absorption By hydrolysis. Absorption is essentially complete between 56 and 70 days.
Sterilisation method Ethylene oxide
Indications Q-close Synth is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and or ligation.

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