Dexon Suture Material

DEXON braided and monofilament synthetic absorbable sutures composed of the homopolymer of glycolic acid.

polyglycolic acid materials have an Excellent tensile strength over the critical wound for rapid wound healing process
uniform diameter for the less tissue damage.
Predictable absorption profile


DEXON sutures are indicated for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation
including use in ophthalmic procedures except for cardiovascular tissue or in neural tissue.
Monofilament indicated for use as absorbable sutures in microsurgery and ophthalmic surgery.


The use of this suture contraindicated in patients with known sensitivities or
allergies to its components. These sutures, being absorbable, should not be
used where extended approximation of tissue is required.

Mode of Actionsdexon suture

DEXON sutures elicit a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues,
followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue.
Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of DEXONTM S sutures
Occurs by means of hydrolysis, where the polymer degrades to glycolic acid
subsequently absorbed and metabolized by the body. Experimental
studies with DEXON S sutures produced no evidence of antigenicity, systemic toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity or adverse effects on reproductive performance.

Tensile Strength

Subcutaneous tissue implantation studies in rats indicate DEXONTM S sutures retain approximately 65% of the original tensile strength at two weeks and approximately 35% at three weeks post-implant for sizes USP 6-0 (0.7 metrics) or greater. For diameter sizes, 7-0 (0.5 metrics) or smaller, approximately 55% of the original tensile strength retained at two weeks and approximately 20% at three weeks post-implant.


Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass.
DEXON sutures absorption between 60 and 90 days.

Sterilization-Ethylene oxide

DEXONTM S braided, synthetic absorbable sutures are available in USP and EP sizes 2 (5 metrics) through 8-0 (0.4metrics). Available undyed (beige) or dyed(green).
The sutures supplied sterile, in pre-cut lengths or ligating reels. Non-needled or affixed to various needle types, Using both permanent and removable needle attachment techniques in one, two or three dozen boxes.
DEXONTM S monofilament synthetic absorbable sutures are available in USP and EP sizes 8-0 (0.4 metric) through 10-0 (0.2 metric). Available undyed (beige) or dyed green in a variety of lengths with needles; in one-dozen boxes.

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