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18 | 09 | 2019

Thread information


1. Thread structure

Picture1: polyfilament thread
Picture2: monofilament thread


2. Thread size

USP =  United States Pharmacopeia
EP    =  European Pharmakopoe 

ABSORBABLE, braided
MARLIN, MARLIN rapid
EP USP Diameter interval
0,7 6/0 0,070 mm - 0,099 mm
1 5/0 0,100 mm - 0,149 mm
1,5 4/0 0,150 mm - 0,199 mm
2 3/0 0,200 mm - 0,249 mm
3 2/0 0,300 mm - 0,349 mm
3,5 0 0,350 mm - 0,399 mm
4 1 0,400 mm - 0,499 mm
5 2 0,500 mm - 0,599 mm
6 3 und 4 0,600 mm - 0,699 mm
7 5 0,700 mm - 0,799 mm
ABSORBABLE, monofilament
PCL, MARISORB, MARICRYL
EP USP Diameter interval
0,7 6/0 0,095 mm - 0,149 mm
1 5/0 0,150 mm - 0,199 mm
1,5 4/0 0,200 mm - 0,249 mm
2 3/0 0,250 mm - 0,339 mm
3 2/0 0,340 mm - 0,399 mm
3,5 0 0,400 mm - 0,499 mm
4 1 0,500 mm - 0,570 mm
5 2 0,571 mm - 0,610 mm
NON-ABSORBABLE, braided or monofilament
POLYESTER, SILK - braided
MARILON, MARIDERM, MAPROLEN - monofilament

EP USP Diameter interval
0,7 6/0 0,070 mm - 0,099 mm
1 5/0 0,100 mm - 0,149 mm
1,5 4/0 0,150 mm - 0,199 mm
2 3/0 0,200 mm - 0,249 mm
3 2/0 0,300 mm - 0,349 mm
3,5 0 0,350 mm - 0,399 mm
4 1 0,400 mm - 0,499 mm
5 2
0,500 mm - 0,599 mm
6 3 und 4 0,600 mm - 0,699 mm
7 5 0,700 mm - 0,799 mm
8 6 0,800 mm - 0,899 mm
9 7 0,900 mm - 0,999 mm
10 8 > 1,000 mm

3. Degradation times

Absorbable sutures
totally degradation tensile strength 50%
Marlin ® polyglycolic acid
braided, coated
about 90 days
after about 14 ... 16 days
Marlin rapid ® polyglycolic acid
braided, coated
about 42 days
after about 7 days
MARISORB ® Polydioxanon
monofilament
about 180 days
after about. 42 ... 50 days
MARICRYL ® Poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone)
monofilament
about 90 days after about 7 days