KOLLSUT SUTURES > Kollgut™ Sutures (Chromic or Plain Catgut)
The KOLLGUT CHROM (Chromic gut) is a collagen absorbable obtained from bovine animals and the serosa of the cows. Both are intestinal membrane. These are washed and sliced lengthwise into strips of variable width, classified according to the desired diameter, twisted, bathed in chromic salt*, dried and polished selected by diameter.
*Chromic salt prolongs the time of absorption of the stitch in the body while the tissue heals.
Type of thread
Multifilament twisted monofilament, with polished surface
Reabsorption time
  • Absorption by enzyme.
  • Strength Retention Profile about 21 - 28 days after implantation.
  • Predictable absorption (loss of mass) in 90 days.
Thread color
Dark brown.
Available thread sizes
USP 6-0 to 4 / Metrics 0.7 to 6
Available length
From 150, 120, 100, 90, 80, 75, 70, 50 and 45 cm, with one or two or without needle, from one thread to 10 threads above.
Type of final presentation
The envelopes containing the sutures are packaged in a duly identified and protected with a cardboard box laminating plastic thermocontractable. The quantity can be: 12, 24 or 36 envelopes in each box.
Color of identification
Chromic catgut KOLLGUT CHROM is identified by the brown color on the box label.
Sterilization method
KOLLGUT CHROM, chromic catgut sutures are sterilized through a process of (Co-60) gamma irradiation.
Time of validity
KOLLGUT CHROM, chromic catgut suture have an expiry date of 05 years from manufacture.

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