Monoglyc PGCL Suture


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Monoglyc PGCL Suture is a highly pliable monofilament suture, that also absorbs predictably. With the smooth monofilament surface structures, it handles and ties easily, and is virtually inert in tissue. Basically, PGCL sutures behave like PTFE sutures, but do not need to be removed!

  • Prevents bacterial wicking
  • Fully Absorbable in approximately 90 Days
  • Compares to Monocryl
  • Sharp & high quality premium needle allow for atraumatic passage through tissue.
  • Ideal suture for Choukroun's Apical Mattress Suture Technique
  • High tear resistance and reliable knot security
  • Maintain 50% tensile strength for 14-28 days
  • 24 Sutures per pack!
  • Dyed violet
  • Available in 4-0, or 5-0. 45cm. 18mm/3/8 reverse-cutting needle
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Watch an Online Lecture with Dr. Choukroun demonstrating the PGCL Suture: Apical Mattress Suture Technique using Monoglyc

IMPORTANT: Cut these Sutures Long! PGCL sutures must be cut long : minimum 8mm. This is due to the fact that as it resorbs the stubby ends can cause irritation to adjacent tissue. So it is recommended to leave about 8 mm at end of cuts.

Monoglyc PGCL Suture is a is a sterile synthetic absorbable monofilament surgical suture produced from a copolymer of glycolic acid and ε-caprolactone. It is indicated for procedures that require high initial tensile strength diminishing over 2 weeks postoperatively, including subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximations and ligations.

MONOCRYL Suture is a highly pliable monofilament suture that handles and ties easily, is virtually inert in tissue, and absorbs predictably. High initial tensile strength diminishes over 2 weeks postoperatively.

Tensile Strength and Absorption

The gradual loss of tensile strength and absorption of Monoglyc PGCL Suture occurs by the means of hydrolysis. On absorption, there is first a reduction in tensile strength followed by a loss of mass. Implantation studies showed that approximately 70 % of the original tensile strength is available after seven days and approximately 40% after fourteen days. Absorption is fully complete in approximately 90 days.

Why is this Suture Ideal for the Apical Mattress Technique

The Apical Mattress Technique is a new suturing technique that will help you remove tension & mobility of the buccal flap.

Periosteum reattachment requires a lot of time: Solution = Apical Mattress + PGCL Suture

When a flap is raised, it becomes mobile interrupting the blood supply causing bone loss. Mobility also creates tension which will be eliminated when reattachment occurs. Most suture materials are removed after 1 to 2 weeks. This is not enough time for the body to achieve suitable reattachment of the periosteum, which can take 4 to 6 weeks. If the periosteum is not stable, the flap will remain mobile and there will be tissue tension. The the Apical Mattress Technique helps remove tension & mobility of the buccal flap, and thereby: Decreases soft tissue ischemia, Promotes faster healing & increased soft tissue thickness, and Greatly decreases the risk of dehiscence. Since the Monoglyc PGCL suture is a suture that remains strong, stays, plaque free and resorbs in approximately 90 days, it is the ideal suture for the apical mattress technique. Learn more by taking our online lecture.

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Review of all Monoglyc Sutures

This a great overview of the Monoglyc PGCL sutures, demonstrating the unique features and benefits of this suture.

Apical Mattress Technique with Monoglyc PGCL Suture

Dr. Choukroun reviews the Apical Mattress Technique, a new suturing technique that will help you remove tension & mobility of the buccal flap. Additionally, he demonstrates the use of the Monoglyc PGCL Suture for the mattress technique.

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