Practigut Plain

Absorbable suture made of Plain Catgut

Practigut Plain Catgut Suture


Catgut is a type of natural, absorbable suture made from collagen taken from the submucosa of the small intestine of ruminants. It is a twisted polyfilament suture but has a monofilament appearance. The resorption is done by phagocytosis for a fast resorption time and a uniform resorption.

Catgut is used for sutures and ligatures in general surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, urology, gastrointestinal surgery and even ophthalmic surgery.

However, it is not suitable for cardiovascular and neurosurgery. Furthermore, its use should be avoided when long tissue support is required and in patients whose healing may be delayed. Care should also be taken not to use it in cases of tissue infection and in cases of allergy to collagen and chromium.

Technical features

Type of suture

Twisted multifilament with a monofilament appearance


Strands of purified collagen taken from the serosal layer of selected bovines. Origin from BSE-free classified countries.





Tissue reaction



By phagocytosis. Complete mass absorption in approximately 63 days. Approximately 50% of tensile strength remain after 7 days. When used in infected tissues or in tissues with increased levels of proteolytic enzymes (stomach, cervix, vagina) it is more quickly absorbed.


Box with 12 sutures

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