Monodek® is a strong and easy-to-handle suture that possesses outstanding resorption characteristics essential for delicate needs. Characteristics include smooth, secure suture with a low risk of wicking. Monodek® suture retains its initial wound healing tensile strength with 70% at two weeks, 50% at four weeks, and 25% at six weeks.
Indications: Monodek® is indicated for use in all types of soft tissue approximation, including use in pediatric cardiovascular tissue where growth is expected to occur and in ophthalmic surgery. Monodek® suture is not indicated in adult cardiovascular tissue, microsurgery, and neural tissue.
These sutures are particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable suture and extended wound support (up to six weeks) is desirable.
Material: Polydioxanone (PDO)
Sizes: USP 0 through 6-0
Tensile strength retention: 70% at two weeks, 50% at four weeks, and 25% at six weeks
Color: Violet (colorant: D&C violet #2)
Sterilization: Ethylene oxide (EtO)
Configurations: Monodek® is only available as a sterile finished good. It is not available as a non-sterile product or on a spool.