By enzymatic digestion. Complete by 90 days.
Strength retention for at least 21 days.
Gauge sizes 4/0 to 2 (U.S.P)
Supplied as needled sutures and ligatures.
For smooth tissue passage. Smooth tie down and knot security
Avoid using where long term tissue approximation is needed. Absorption is faster
in infected tissues.
Moderate. Plain catgut enjoys lower tissue reaction as compared to chromicised.