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Sterile synthetic absorbable monofilament surgical suture

Monosyn® is a sterile synthetic absorbable monofilament surgical suture produced from a copolymer of 72% glycolide, 14% ε-caprolactone, 14% trimethylenecarbonate. Monosyn® is dyed violet with the dyestuff D&C Violet No 2 (colour index number 60725), but is also available undyed (beige). Monosyn® fulfils all the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia and of the United States Pharmacopoeia for sterile, synthetic absorbable monofilament sutures, except for minor variations in suture diameter.


Monosyn® is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation in general surgery, gynaecology, oral surgery, including skin closure, when surgical practice requires the use of an absorbable suture material but not for use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic or neurological tissues.

Typical applications are:

  • Subcutaneous and intracutaneous sutures.
  • Mesh fixation in general surgery.
  • Gastro-intestinal anastomosis.
  • Ovarian, uterus or vaginal mucosa closure.