Vicryl Rapid

Vicryl Rapid

Ethicon VICRYL Rapid is the fastest absorbable suture. It is braided for easy handling and secure knot tying. VICRYL Rapid has gone through special coating for quick absorption and for smooth passage through tissue and easy knot tie down. The suture is synthetic for minimal tissue reaction.


Art. no Description Price
V1211G Vicryl Rapid, 7-0, GS-9 needle 30cm purple filament, pkg=12 specification Image Sign in
V32H Vicryl Rapid, 6-0, P-1 needle 45cm purple filament, pkg=36 specification Image Sign in
V2910H Vicryl Rapid, 5-0,FS-2 needle 45cm undyed filament, pkg=36 specification Image Sign in
FH1642H Vicryl Rapid, 4-0,FS-2 needle 45cm undyed filament, pkg=36 specification Image Sign in

Remaining Tensile Strength Post Implantation

  • 5 days - 50%
  • 10-14 days - 0%

VICRYL Rapide suture typically falls off 7-10 days postoperative or can be wiped off subsequently with gauze. Normally the removal of the suture is not required.

By hydrolysis. Essentially complete in 42 days. 

Undyed or violet.

8-0 to 1. Supplied as needled sutures and ligatures.

VICRYL Rapide is intended for use in soft tissue approximation where only short term wound support is required and where the rapid absorption of the suture would be beneficial.

Typical areas of use include:

  • Skin closure, cuticular or subcuticular
  • Episiotomies
  • Closure of oral mucosa
  • Conjunctival sutures in ophthalmic surgery

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