Monofilament Polydioxanone (PDO) Synthetic Absorbable Suture
Mono-Dox® is a polydioxanone (PDO) monofilament synthetic absorbable, sterile surgical suture prepared from the polyester, poly(p-dioxanone).
Polydioxanone (PDO) exhibits:
• Extended holding strength
• Excellent handling, exceptional suppleness, and good knot security
• Non-wicking, which helps reduce bacterial migration along the suture line
• FDA-approved D&C Violet No. 2 color for better visibility during surgery
Subcutaneous tissue implantation studies in rats indicate Mono-Dox® suture retains approximately 75% of initial tensile strength at 14 days, 66% at 28 days and 53% at 42 days post implantation.
Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of Mono-Dox® is essentially complete between 180 and 220 days.