Omnia® Monofast Monofilament Sutures - Absorbable
Monofast is a synthetic absorbable sterile suture composed of a copolymer made from polyglycolic acid and polycaprolactone. The suture is easy to handle and glides through the tissue, it has a low memory effect and a high initial tensile strength which confer elasticity and improve knotting properties. MONOFAST elicits a minimal inflammatory response, followed by the on-site development of fibrous connective tissue. In periodontal surgery
its monofilament characteristics reduce plaque retention.The progressive loss of resistance to traction and absorption of the suture occurs by hydrolysis, in which the polymer breaks down into adipic acid which is subsequently absorbed and metabolized by the tissues. Absorption starts as loss of resistance to traction without a noticeable loss of mass. Retention of the MONOFAST suture is equal to 68-78% of the initial resistance to traction after the first week and about 30% after the end of the second week. The suture is fully absorbed after a period of 90-110 days. Its original tensile strength up to 14 days is high and is lost after 28 days.