Chirasorb Braided Natural Sutures | Short-term healing | Hawksley

Chirasorb Braided Natural | Mid-term healing

LN 0012
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£28.61 (ex VAT)
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Chirasorb Braided Natural are intended for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation in all specialties, including use in Ophthalmic surgery.

Each pack contains 24 sutures except for lengths of 3m which have 20 sutures per pack. Different sutures variants can be seen on the "Suture Range" tab. If there is a suture you cannot find, please contact us and we will try and supply it for you.

Composition Colour Range Characteristic 
Braided and coated suture made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide Violet and Natural 10/0 to 6 USP Absorbable, multifilament, coated, synthetic, high tensile strength, reduced capillary effect, mid-term healing
Chirasorb braided is a mid-term absorbable, coated, synthetic, multifilament suture made of 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide. The substances contained in the coating and suture are non-antigenic and non-collagenous.


Sterile Chirasorb braided is available in violet or natural. The product elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues.

Progressive loss of tensile strength and absorption of Chirasorb braided occurs by hydrolysis, when the polymer is degraded to glycolic and lactic acids, which are subsequently absorbed and metabolised by the body.

Suture Range

Please find our available sutures below. We have created a number of useful guides for identifying our needles & comparing with other suture brands. If there is a suture you cannot find, please contact us and we will try and supply it for you.

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Code USP EP Length Num. of Thr. Needle Type Needle Length Pcs / pack Price (ex-VAT)
LN 0012 5/0 1 0.45m 3     24 £28.61
LN 0013 4/0 1.5 0.45m 3     24 £30.59
LN 0014 3/0 2 0.45m 3     24 £37.04
LN 0015 2/0 3 0.45m 3     24 £39.02
LN 0016 0 3.5 0.45m 3     24 £41.70
LN 0064 3/0 2 0.45m 10     24 £91.24
LN 0065 2/0 3 0.45m 10     24 £116.77
LN 0023 4/0 1.5 0.75m 2     24 £31.52
LN 0024 3/0 2 0.75m 2     24 £37.97
LN 0025 2/0 3 0.75m 2     24 £39.95
LN 0003 4/0 1.5 3m 1     20 £46.70
LN 0004 3/0 2 3m 1     20 £54.84
LN 0005 2/0 3 3m 1     20 £63.27
LN 0006 0 3.5 3m 1     20 £73.77
LN 0252 5/0 1 0.45m 1 HR 13 24 £38.15
LN 0253 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 HR 13 24 £37.92
LN 0153 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HR 13 24 £37.92
LN 0256 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HR 18 24 £41.35
LN 0257 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 18 24 £42.63
LN 0262 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 22 24 £44.20
LN 0263 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 22 24 £44.20
LN 0266 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 27 24 £41.00
LN 0274 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 30 24 £41.00
LN 0561 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HRT 17 24 £53.09
LN 0562 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRT 17 24 £53.09
LN 0572 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRT 22 24 £53.09
LN 1201 6/0  0.7 0.45m 1 DS 12 24 £46.76
LN 1202 5/0 1 0.45m 1 DS 12 24 £45.53
LN 1206 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 DS 15 24 £37.33
LN 1207 3/0 2 0.45m 1 DS 15 24 £37.33
LN 1208 5/0 1 0.45m 1 DS 16 24 £37.33
LN 1215 5/0 1 0.45m 1 DS 19 24 £37.92
LN 1216 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 DS 19 24 £37.92
LN 1217 3/0 2 0.45m 1 DS 19 24 £37.92
LN 1211 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 DS 19 24 £37.92
LN 1212 3/0 2 0.75m 1 DS 19 24 £37.92
LN 1213 2/0 3 0.75m 1 DS 19 24 £37.92
LN 1332 3/0 2 0.45m 1 DS 25 24 £48.85
LN 1231 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 DS 25 24 £48.85
LN 1232 3/0 2 0.75m 1 DS 25 24 £48.85
LN 1233 2/0 3 0.75m 1 DS 25 24 £48.85
LN 1243 2/0 3 0.75m 1 DS 30 24 £48.85
LN 1244 0 3.5 0.75m 1 DS 30 24 £48.85
LN 0201 6/0 0.7 0.45m 1 DSM 12 24 £78.51
LN 0202 5/0 1 0.45m 1 DSM 12 24 £70.66
LN 0203  4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 DSM 12 24 £70.66
LN 0206 5/0 1 0.45m 1 DSM 15 24 £68.62
LN 0207 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 DSM 15 24 £68.62
LN 0208 3/0 2 0.45m 1 DSM 15 24 £68.62
LN 0216 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 DSM 19 24 £67.17
LN 0212 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 DSM 19 24 £67.17
LN 0213 3/0 2 0.75m 1 DSM 19 24 £67.17
LN 0223 3/0 2 0.75m 1 DSM 25 24 £67.17
LN 0224 2/0 3 0.75m 1 DSM 25 24 £67.17
Technical Specification
Indication General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation in all specialties, including use in Ophthalmic surgery.
Contraindication Chirasorb braided should not be used in tissues subject to expansion, stretching or distension, or which might require long-term mechanical support.
Sizes 10/0 to 6 USP
Structure Multifilament
Absorption method Hydrolysis
Strength Retention Profile

Mid-term healing (35 days)

1 Day                 100%

14 Days               75%

21 Days               50%

Mass Absorption profile

56-70 days

 

Brochures

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Chirasorb Braided Needle & Thread Brochure

Understanding Vitrex Sutures

Needle Guide   |   Understanding The Packaging

Got a different brand? Use our guide to find the Vitrex equivalent.

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