Ethicon VICRYL is probably the world’s most famous suture. It is together with Silk our most popular suture material. It is braided for easy handling and secure knot tying. VICRYL has a special coating for minimizing friction, smooth passage through tissue and easy knot tie down. The properties of VICRYL make it ideal for a wide range of applications when an absorbable suture is needed. It is synthetic for minimal tissue reaction.
Remaining Tensile Strength Post Implantation
By hydrolysis. Essentially complete in 56-70 days.
Undyed or violet.
10-0 to 6. Supplied as needled sutures and ligatures. Sizes 10-0 and 9-0 are monofilament in structure.
VICRYL sutures are intended for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery, peripheral nerve adaptation and microsurgery for vessels less than 2 mm in diameter.
Typical areas of use include: