1.Construction - The Covidien V-Loc 180 device is a barbed monofilament long- term absorbable suture with an absorption profile of 180 days.
2.Composition - These sutures are composed of polyglyconate which is a copolymer of glycolic acid and trimethylene carbonate. These sutures are uncoated and available in the colours clear and green. Covidien V-Loc 180 devices are revolutionary wound closure devices which eliminate the need to tie a knot.
- Secure tension distribution over wound
- Faster closure of wounds when compared to standard techniques of suturing
- Secure knot tying eliminating the need of third hand.
- The in- vivo tensile strength retention of Covidien V-Loc 180 suture is 80% at 7 days, 75% at 14 days, and 65% at 21 days.
4.Indications for use - These sutures are frequently used in Inguinal Herniography , Nissen Fundoplication, Open Dermal Closure, Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy. Covidien V-Loc 180 Device can be used as an alternative to Maxon Sutures and PDS II Sutures.
5.Compatible Needles - Covidien needle recommended for use with Covidien V-Loc 180 Device is Surgalloy. These sutures are manufactured in 3-0 USP to 0 USP.
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