Chromic Catgut

Type Twisted multifilament with a monofilament appearance
Composition Strands of purified collagen taken from the serosal layer of selected bovines, tanned with chrome salts. Origin from BSE-free classified countries
Coating None
Colour Brown
Tissue reaction Moderate
Absorption By phagocytosis. The rate of absorption is slowed down by chromizing. Complete mass absorption in approximately 90 days. Approximately 50% of tensile strength remain after 14 days. When used in infected tissues or in tissues with increased levels of proteolytic enzymes (stomach, cervix, vagina) it is more quickly absorbed.



  • Y4020 3/0 USP (100m)
  • Y4021 2/0 USP (100m)
  • Y4022 0 USP (100m)
  • Y4023 1 USP (75m)
  • Y4024 2 USP (50m)
  • Y4025 3 USP (50m)
  • Y4026 4 USP (30m)
  • Y4027 5 USP (30m)
  • Y4028 6 USP (30m)
  • Y4010 4/0 USP (75cm Piece with 19mm Curved Cutting Needle)
  • Y4011 3/0 USP (75cm Piece with 24mm Curved Cutting Needle)
  • Y4012 2/0 USP (75cm Piece with 24mm Curved Cutting Needle)
  • Y4013 0 USP (75cm Piece with 30mm Curved Cutting Needle)
  • Y4014 1 USP (75cm Piece with 37mm Curved Cutting Needle)

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