Chirasorb Braided Violet Sutures | Short-term healing | Hawksley

Chirasorb Braided Violet | Mid-term healing

LV 0012
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Chirasorb Braided Violet 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 suture lengths over 2.5m and needle lengths under 8mm which have 20 and 12 sutures per pack respectively. 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)
LV 0012 5/0 1 0.45m 3     24 £28.61
LV 0013 4/0 1.5 0.45m 3     24 £30.59
LV 0014 3/0 2 0.45m 3     24 £37.04
LV 0015 2/0 3 0.45m 3     24 £39.02
LV 0016 0 3.5 0.45m 3     24 £41.70
LV 0017 1 4 0.45m 3     24 £45.07
LV 0018 2 5 0.45m 3     24 £49.14
LV 0042 5/0 1 0.45m 6     24 £47.45
LV 0043 4/0 1.5 0.45m 6     24 £47.45
LV 0044 3/0 2 0.45m 6     24 £57.57
LV 0045 2/0 3 0.45m 6     24 £66.88
LV 0046 0 3.5 0.45m 6     24 £79.90
LV 0047 1 4 0.45m 6     24 £91.42
LV 0048 2 5 0.45m 6     24 £112.70
LV 0064 3/0 2 0.45m 10     24 £91.24
LV 0065 2/0 3 0.45m 10     24 £116.77
LV 0066 0 3.5 0.45m 10     24 £128.69
LV 0067 1 4 0.45m 10     24 £146.72
LV 0068 2 5 0.45m 10     24 £173.12
LV 4565 2/0 3 0.45m 12     24 £122.12
LV 4568 2 5 0.45m 12     24 £174.40
LV 0022 5/0 1 0.75m 2     24 £29.31
LV 0023 4/0 1.5 0.75m 2     24 £31.52
LV 0024 3/0 2 0.75m 2     24 £37.97
LV 0025 2/0 3 0.75m 2     24 £39.95
LV 0026 0 3.5 0.75m 2     24 £43.09
LV 0027 1 4 0.75m 2     24 £46.46
LV 0028 2 5 0.75m 2     24 £53.79
LV 0053 4/0 1.5 0.75m 5     24 £56.23
LV 0054 3/0 2 0.75m 5     24 £74.96
LV 0055 2/0 3 0.75m 5     24 £84.38
LV 0056 0 03-Jan 0.75m 5     24 £96.19
LV 0057 1 4 0.75m 5     24 £115.78
LV 0058 2 5 0.75m 5     24 £131.20
LV 0059 3/0 2 0.75m 6     24 £81.42
LV 0051 2/0 3 0.75m 6     24 £90.72
LV 0060 0 3.5 0.75m 6     24 £91.01
LV 4557 1 4 0.75m 6     24 £122.06
LV 0083 4/0 1.5 1.5m 1     24 £34.83
LV 0084 3/0 2 1.5m 1     24 £37.04
LV 0085 2/0 3 1.5m 1     24 £39.02
LV 0089 0 3.5 1.5m 1     24 £41.70
LV 0087 1 4 1.5m 1     24 £49.14
LV 0090 2 5 1.5m 1     24 £72.40
LV 1004 3/0 2 2.5m 1     20 £45.65
LV 1005 2/0 3 2.5m 1     20 £52.72
LV 1006 0 3.5 2.5m 1     20 £60.92
LV 1007 1 4 2.5m 1     20 £70.95
LV 1008 2 5 2.5m 1     20 £80.83
LV 0003 4/0 1.5 3m 1     20 £46.70
LV 0004 3/0 2 3m 1     20 £54.84
LV 0005 2/0 3 3m 1     20 £63.27
LV 0006 0 3.5 3m 1     20 £73.77
LV 0007 1 4 3m 1     20 £86.04
LV 0008 2 5 3m 1     20 £105.26
LV 0009 3+4 6 3m 1     20 £110.49
LV 0246 6/0 0.7 0.45m 1 HR 10mm 24 £41.87
LV 0248 5/0 1 0.75m 1 HR 10mm 24 £41.87
LV 0251 6/0 0.7 0.45m 1 HR 13mm 24 £38.15
LV 0252 5/0 1 0.45m 1 HR 13mm 24 £38.15
LV 0253 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 HR 13mm 24 £37.92
LV 0250 3/0 2 0.45m 1 HR 13mm 24 £37.92
LV 1251 6/0 0.7 0.75m 1 HR 13mm 24 £38.15
LV 0254 5/0 1 0.75m 1 HR 13mm 24 £38.15
LV 0255 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HR 13mm 24 £37.92
LV 3265 5/0 1 0.75m 1 HR 16mm 24 £41.00
LV 0258 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 HR 18mm 24 £41.35
LV 0259 3/0 2 0.45m 1 HR 18mm 24 £42.63
LV 0241 6/0 0.7 0.75m 1 HR 18mm 24 £41.35
LV 0242 5/0 1 0.75m 1 HR 18mm 24 £41.35
LV 0256 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HR 18mm 24 £41.35
LV 0257 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 18mm 24 £42.63
LV 0260 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 18mm 24 £45.53
LV 1261 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HR 20mm 24 £44.20
LV 1259 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 20mm 24 £44.20
LV 0526 4/0 1.5 0.45m 6 HR 22mm 24 £230.23
LV 0527 3/0 2 0.45m 6 HR 22mm 24 £230.23
LV 0261 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HR 22mm 24 £44.20
LV 0262 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 22mm 24 £44.20
LV 0263 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 22mm 24 £44.20
LV 0322 3/0 2 0.75m 4 HR 22mm 24 £147.83
LV 0323 2/0 3 0.75m 4 HR 22mm 24 £147.83
LV 0363 3/0 2 1.2m 1 HR 22mm 24 £51.18
LV 0327 3/0 2 0.75m 6 HR A 22 mm 24 £230.23
LV 0297 2 5 0.75m 1 HR 25mm 24 £44.20
LV 0136 2/0 3 0.45m 1 HR 26mm 24 £41.00
LV 0535 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 26mm 24 £41.00
LV 0536 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 26mm 24 £41.00
LV 0540 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 26mm 24 £41.00
LV 0347 3/0 2 0.45m 6 HR A 26 mm 24 £230.23
LV 0245 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 HR 27mm 24 £41.00
LV 0537 3/0 2 0.45m 6 HR 27mm 24 £230.23
LV 0538 2/0 3 0.45m 6 HR 27mm 24 £230.23
LV 0265 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HR 27mm 24 £41.00
LV 0266 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 27mm 24 £41.00
LV 0267 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 27mm 24 £41.00
LV 0268 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 27mm 24 £41.00
LV 1269 1 4 0.75m 1 HR 27mm 24 £41.00
LV 0366 3/0 2 0.9m 1 HR 27mm 24 £45.65
LV 0367 2/0 3 0.9m 1 HR 27mm 24 £45.65
LV 0338 2/0 3 0.45m 6 HR A 27 mm 24 £230.23
LV 0639 3/0 2 0.75m 4 HR A 27 mm 24 £176.67
LV 2466 3/0 2 0.9m 1 2 x HR 27mm 24 £62.22
LV 2467 2/0 3 0.9m 1 2x HR 27mm 24 £62.22
LV 0169 3/0 2 0.45m 1 HR 30mm 24 £41.00
LV 0269 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 30mm 24 £41.00
LV 0273 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 30mm 24 £41.00
LV 0274 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 30mm 24 £41.00
LV 1275 1 4 0.75m 1 HR 30mm 24 £46.81
LV 0369 3/0 2 0.9m 1 HR 30mm 24 £43.91
LV 0364 2/0 3 0.9m 1 HR 30mm 24 £43.91
LV 0371 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HR 30mm 24 £43.91
LV 0372 1 4 0.9m 1 HR 30mm 24 £46.81
LV 0270 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HR 35mm 24 £41.00
LV 0271 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 35mm 24 £41.00
LV 0272 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 35mm 24 £41.00
LV 1273 1 4 0.75m 1 HR 35mm 24 £41.00
LV 1272 2 5 0.75m 1 HR 35mm 24 £41.00
LV 0373 3/0 2 0.9m 1 HR 35mm 24 £43.91
LV 0374 2/0 3 0.9m 1 HR 35mm 24 £43.91
LV 0375 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HR 35mm 24 £49.95
LV 0376 1 4 0.9m 1 HR 35mm 24 £49.95
LV 0579 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 37mm 24 £49.95
LV 0379 1 4 0.75m 1 HR 37mm 24 £41.00
LV 0378 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HR 37mm 24 £49.95
LV 0177 1 4 0.45m 1 HR 40mm 24 £45.36
LV 2250 2 5 0.45m 5 HR 40mm 24 £173.88
LV 0275 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 40mm 24 £41.00
LV 0276 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 40mm 24 £41.00
LV 0277 1 4 0.75m 1 HR 40mm 24 £46.81
LV 1475 2/0 3 0.9m 1 HR 40mm 24 £44.49
LV 1476 1 3.5 0.9m 1 HR 40mm 24 £44.49
LV 1477 1 4 0.9m 1 HR 40mm 24 £50.30
LV 1478 2 5 0.9m 1 HR 40mm 24 £54.96
LV 1479 2/0 3 1.2m 1 HR 40mm 24 £54.96
LV 0479 2 5 0.75m 1 HR 43mm 24 £54.96
LV 1396 1 4 0.75m 1 HR 48mm 24 £45.94
LV 1400 2 5 0.75m 1 HR 48mm 24 £48.56
LV 1402 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 48mm 24 £42.74
LV 1403 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HR 48mm 24 £42.74
LV 1401 1 4 0.9m 1 HR 48mm 24 £42.74
LV 1399 2 5 0.9m 1 HR 48mm 24 £50.30
LV 0793 1 4 0.45m 4 HR A 48 mm 24 £133.75
LV 1201 2 5 0.45m 5 HR 50mm 24 £162.83
LV 1392 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HR 50mm 24 £42.74
LV 0278 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 60mm 24 £47.40
LV 0279 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HR 60mm 24 £48.91
LV 1283 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR 65mm 24 £46.81
LV 1285 1 4 0.75m 1 HR 65mm 24 £46.81
LV 1286 2 5 0.75m 1 HR 65mm 24 £46.81
LV 1287 2 5 1.5m 1 HR 65mm 24 £58.44
LV 0496 2 5 0.75m 1 HR 75mm 24 £52.05
LV 1256 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HR s 18mm 24 £44.20
LV 2267 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HR s (black) 27mm 24 £55.25
LV 0420 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRX 22mm 24 £46.17
LV 0419 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRX 26mm 24 £46.17
LV 0417 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HRX 26mm 24 £46.17
LV 0429 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRX 27mm 24 £46.17
LV 0430 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HRX 27mm 24 £46.17
LV 0432 1 4 0.75m 1 HRX 27mm 24 £48.67
LV 0426 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRX 30mm 24 £46.17
LV 0280 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HRX 35mm 24 £41.00
LV 0282 1 4 0.75m 1 HRX 35mm 24 £46.81
LV 0381 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HRX 35mm 24 £54.43
LV 1281 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HRX 36mm 24 £41.00
LV 1282 1 4 0.75m 1 HRX 36mm 24 £46.81
LV 1380 2/0 3 0.9m 1 HRX 36mm 24 £54.43
LV 0285 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HRX 40mm 24 £42.98
LV 0286 1 4 0.75m 1 HRX 40mm 24 £48.67
LV 0385 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HRX 40mm 24 £54.43
LV 0386 1 4 0.9m 1 HRX 40mm 24 £62.05
LV 0387 2 5 0.9m 1 HRX 40mm 24 £68.33
LV 4035 0 3.5 1.5m 1 HRX 40mm 12 £34.17
LV 4040 1 4 1.5m 1 HRX 40mm 12 £34.17
LV 0390 1 4 0.9m 1 HRX 45mm 24 £62.05
LV 0391 2 5 0.9m 1 HRX 45mm 24 £68.33
LV 0294 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HRX 50mm 24 £48.67
LV 0295 1 4 0.75m 1 HRX 50mm 24 £48.67
LV 0296 2 5 0.75m 1 HRX 50mm 24 £56.29
LV 0395 1 4 0.9m 1 HRX 50mm 24 £62.05
LV 0396 2 5 0.9m 1 HRX 50mm 24 £68.33
LV 0393 2 5 1.1m 1 HRX 50mm 24 £69.49
LV 0566 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 HRT 17mm 24 £53.09
LV 0561 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HRT 17mm 24 £53.09
LV 0562 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRT 17mm 24 £53.09
LV 0568 5/0 1 0.45m 1 HRT 20mm 24 £53.09
LV 0572 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRT 22mm 24 £53.09
LV 0581 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRT 25mm 24 £53.09
LV 0606 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HRT 31mm 24 £53.09
LV 0592 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HRT 37mm 24 £58.15
LV 0593 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HRT 37mm 24 £58.15
LV 0597 2/0 3 0.9m 1 HRT 37mm 24 £62.28
LV 0598 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HRT 37mm 24 £62.28
LV 0599 1 4 0.9m 1 HRT 37mm 24 £70.08
LV 0653 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HRT 40mm 24 £63.97
LV 0686 1 4 0.9m 1 HRN 50mm 24 £56.58
LV 9242 5/0 1 0.75m 1 HRF 17mm 24 £41.35
LV 9256 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HRF 17mm 24 £41.35
LV 9261 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HRF 20mm 24 £44.20
LV 9266 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HRF 26mm 24 £41.00
LV 9267 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HRF 26mm 24 £41.00
LV 9273 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HRF 31mm 24 £41.00
LV 0724 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 DR 15mm 24 £37.92
LV 0744 2/0 3 0.75m 1 DR 21mm 24 £44.20
LV 0746 3/0 2 0.75m 1 DR 30mm 24 £44.20
LV 0699 1 4 1m 1 DRN 60mm 24 £62.57
LV 0609 3/0 2 0.75m 1 FR 27mm 24 £48.62
LV 0610 2/0 3 0.75m 1 FR 27mm 24 £48.62
LV 0611 0 3.5 0.75m 1 FR 27mm 24 £48.62
LV 0402 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 GR 20mm 24 £42.16
LV 0399 2/0 3 0.9m 1 GR 20mm 24 £44.20
LV 2736 2/0 3 0.2m 1 KR 25mm 24 £51.76
LV 4630 3/0 2 0.4m 1 KR 27mm 12 £33.44
LV 2390 1 4 1.2m 1 KR 27mm 24 £63.39
LV 0694 1 4 0.75m 1 J-RT 30mm 24 £66.59
LV 1387 2/0 3 0.75m 1 J-RX 30mm 24 £59.72
LV 0424 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HS 18mm 24 £39.08
LV 0425 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HS 18mm 24 £39.08
LV 0300 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 HS 21mm 24 £37.92
LV 0301 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HS 21mm 24 £45.94
LV 0441 3/0 2 0.75m 1 HS 25mm 24 £43.03
LV 0442 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HS 25mm 24 £43.03
LV 0443 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HS 25mm 24 £49.72
LV 1455 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HS 26mm 24 £49.72
LV 0445 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HS 30mm 24 £45.30
LV 0446 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HS 30mm 24 £45.30
LV 0447 1 4 0.75m 1 HS 30mm 24 £55.54
LV 0350 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HS 36mm 24 £51.87
LV 0351 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HS 36mm 24 £51.87
LV 1451 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HS 37mm 24 £51.87
LV 1452 1 4 0.75m 1 HS 37mm 24 £51.87
LV 0453 2 5 0.9m 1 HS 37mm 24 £64.84
LV 0455 2/0 3 0.75m 1 HS 40mm 24 £45.30
LV 0456 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HS 40mm 24 £45.30
LV 0457 1 4 0.75m 1 HS 40mm 24 £64.84
LV 0458 2 5 0.75m 1 HS 40mm 24 £64.84
LV 0460 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HS 40mm 24 £64.84
LV 0461 1 4 0.9m 1 HS 40mm 24 £64.84
LV 0466 0 3.5 0.75m 1 HS 48mm 24 £45.30
LV 0469 1 4 0.9m 1 HS 48mm 24 £64.84
LV 0470 2 5 0.9m 1 HS 48mm 24 £64.84
LV 1456 1 4 0.75m 1 HSX 26mm 24 £64.84
LV 1454 2 5 0.75m 1 HSX 26mm 24 £64.84
LV 0464 0 3.5 0.9m 1 HSX 48mm 24 £64.84
LV 0193 7/0 0.5 0.45m 1 DS 11mm 24 £46.76
LV 0201 6/0 0.7 0.45m 1 DS 12mm 24 £46.76
LV 0202 5/0 1 0.45m 1 DS 12mm 24 £45.53
LV 0203 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 DS 12mm 24 £45.53
LV 0200 6/0 0.7 0.45m 1 DS 15mm 24 £37.33
LV 0205 5/0 1 0.45m 1 DS 15mm 24 £37.33
LV 0206 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 DS 15mm 24 £37.33
LV 0207 3/0 2 0.45m 1 DS 15mm 24 £37.33
LV 0209 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 DS 15mm 24 £39.08
LV 0214 5/0 1 0.45m 1 DS 19mm 24 £45.53
LV 0215 4/0 1.5 0.45m 1 DS 19mm 24 £45.53
LV 0216 3/0 2 0.45m 1 DS 19mm 24 £37.92
LV 0211 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 DS 19mm 24 £45.53
LV 0212 3/0 2 0.75m 1 DS 19mm 24 £37.92
LV 0213 2/0 3 0.75m 1 DS 19mm 24 £37.92
LV 1225 3/0 2 0.75m 1 DS 24mm 24 £37.92
LV 0222 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 DS 25mm 24 £37.92
LV 0223 3/0 2 0.75m 1 DS 25mm 24 £37.92
LV 0224 2/0 3 0.75m 1 DS 25mm 24 £37.92
LV 2223 3/0 2 0.9m 1 DS 25mm 24 £46.81
LV 2224 2/0 3 0.9m 1 DS 25mm 24 £46.81
LV 1221 3/0 2 0.45m 1 DS 26mm 24 £37.92
LV 0234 2/0 3 0.75m 1 DS 30mm 24 £43.91
LV 0235 0 3.5 0.75m 1 DS 30mm 24 £43.91
LV 1239 2/0 3 0.9m 1 DS 30mm 24 £46.52
LV 8208 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 DSC 16mm 24 £39.08
LV 1198 4/0 1.5 0.75m 1 GS 13mm 24 £48.27
MI 2422 8/0 0.4 0.45m 1 2 x DLZ 6.4mm 12 £107.53
MI 2421 7/0 0.5 0.3m 1 2 x DLZ 6.4mm 12 £107.53
MI 2609 7/0 0.5 0.45m 1 2 x VLZ 8mm 12 £97.76
MI 2610 6/0 0.7 0.45m 1 2 x VLZ 8mm 12 £97.76
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

 

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Understanding Vitrex Sutures

Needle Guide   |   Understanding The Packaging

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