Polysorbsutures are composed of Lactomerglycolide/lactide copolymer, which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids). They are prepared by coating the suture with a mixture of a caprolactone/glycolide copolymer and calcium stearoyl lactylate. Polysorbsutures are indicated for use in soft tissue approximation or ligation and ophthalmic surgery.
The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of Lactomer 9-1, the exclusive braiding process and coating system, give the suture:
- Excellent strength over the critical wound healing period
- Excellent knot security
- Excellrnt handling
- Predictable absorption profile