Absorbable Suture MonoPlus® – The resilient one

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When suturing requires time

MonoPlus® is a long term tear-resistant, monofilament suture material. MonoPlus® is therefore particularly valued in veterinary practices and clinics for abdominal wall closure, colon surgery and orthopaedic procedures. MonoPlus® is characterised by its good knot pull tensile strength.


  • Orthopaedic surgery, capsular suturing
  • Colon surgery
  • Abdominal wall closure

Properties and features

  • Degradation profile designed where an extended wound support is desirable
  • Wide range of needle-thread combinations
  • Good knot pull tensile strength retention

Structure:Monofilament, uncoated
Chemical composition:Poly-p-dioxanone
Diameter:USP 7/0 - USP 2
Absorption time: ~ 35 days
Knot tensile strength retention:~ 35 days p. i. 50 %
Mass absorption:~ 180 - 210 days

The monofilament advantages

  • The monofilament sutures appear to have the lowest infection promoting effects [1-4]
  • Compared with braided multifilament sutures, absorbable monofilaments exhibit less tissue drag and cause less tearing because of their smooth surfaces [5]

Tensile strength retention of the B. Braun synthetic suture for fast healing tissues

Monosyn® Quick: Short term absorbable suture for fast healing tissues.

Monosyn®: Mid term absorbable suture for soft tissue approximation.

MonoPlus®: Long term absorbable suture designed for slow healing tissues.

B. Braun offers a comprehensive synthetic absorbable monofilament portfolio.

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[2] Choi HJ, Chae HD. Comparison of E. Coli infiltration between new synthetic absorbable sutures. J Korean Surg Soc. 2009;77(1):1-6.
[3] Buresch A, Van Arsdale A, Ferzli M, Bernstein P, Garry D, Ngai I. Comparison of subcuticular suture type in post-cesarean wound complications: A randomized controlled trial American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017;216:1 Supplement 1 (S25).
[4] Won H-S, Lee S-W, Kim Y-M, Kim A. Clinical usefulness and safety of the anti-bacterial coated multi lament suture (Vicryl Plus®) and mono lament suture (Monosyn®) in hysterectomy BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2012;119 SUPPL. 1 (44)
[5] Im JN, Kim JK, Kim HK, Lee KY, Park WH. Characteristics of novel monofilament sutures prepared by conjugate spinning. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2007;83(2): 499-504.