PGA sutures are known as polyglycolic acid sutures in medical terms. Basically, these are absorbent braided sutures that actually are multifilament used for surgical purposes. Normally degraded by the chemical hydrolytic reaction, the same is fully absorbed by the human physique. Providing the perfect stiffness and knitting strength to the area, these types of surgical sutures are perfect for stitching/sealing different surgical or normal wounds and openings. Moreover, the firm knitting capability makes it easy to secure the wound by a time a perfect knot at the end. With antibacterial properties, these types of sutures are completely safe and secure for all types of surgeries.
The excellent strength and unmatched flexibility of PGA sutures in comparison to collagen material sutures make them a preferred surgical choice. The facilitation of smooth and easy passage through skin and other tissues makes the process of knotting easy and simple. The credit for this smooth working of PGA sutures goes to the coating of calcium stearate as well as polycaprolactone.
Basic Five Uses
With reduced irritation of tissues, this type of suture is used after basic surgeries in fields such as:
- Orthopaedic surgeries
- Gynecologist surgeries
- Surgeries are related to ligaments, cuticles, gastric issues, urology, episiotomy, etc.
- Cosmetic surgeries or plastic surgeries etc.
It should be remembered that the quality of this type of suture is generally synthetic, and therefore the doctors the surgeons do not recommend it for too long use.
Reasons for Efficient Utility
The predictable absorption rate, together with appropriate support to tissues and magnificent properties of handling, makes this type of suture the preferred choice of doctors. Moreover, the soft and easy tissue passage with minimised dragging and sawing respective suture quality is best for the sealing of any surgical wound.
The high rate of flexibility makes it easy to tie the knot, and the tensile strength gives support to the area or tissues that have undergone to surgical procedure.
At last, the perfect sealing property and easy sterilization of the same are the main benefits that make PGA sutures the best absorbent sutures.
Moreover, the braided structure and the coated filament of the same dynamically support the stitched portion of the body, preventing any sort of inconvenience and tissue irritation at the time of sealing. The PGA absorbable suture is an absorbent quality of suture that is easily structured through the process of natural hydrolysis of bodies. In simple words, once the wound heals or the period specified is over, the patient may not go to the doctor for removal or cut of stitches.
Even after multiple utilities and characteristics, still being a synthetic material, this cannot be used in complicated surgeries like cardiovascular and neuro surgeries. Moreover, not even with the areas or injuries that take an extended time to recover.
This type of surgical suture is an absorbent material that even takes more than 90 days to decompose and get reabsorbed by the human body. The low frictional coefficient of this type of suture even possesses distinctive and excellent elasticity and histocompatibility.