Surgical suture (plain and chromic) is absorbable sterile suture composed of purified connective tissue derived from either the serosal layer of beef or submucosal fibrous layer of sheep intestines. The chromic gut contain salt solution to delay absorption.
Surgical gut suture meets all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia( U.S.P) for absorbable surgical suture. This sutures in USA can be only for veterinary use, in other countries it can be used in human or vet.
Surgical gut (plain and chromic) is indicated for use in general, soft tissue approximation and/or ligation including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular and neurological procedures.
This suture, being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue is required. The use of this suture is contraindication in patients with known, as gut is a collagen based material, and chromic gut is treated with chromic salt solutions.
5/0 Round bodied 16mm Needle
Please note: in the U.S.A these sutures are for veterinary use only.