Cascade HealthCare Products carries Violet Dyed Coated VICRYL (polyglactin 910) Sutures from Ethicon Inc. Coated VICRYL Suture is a synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide.

Coated VICRYL Suture has a tensile strength that is greater than gut and knot security that will last longer than gut by a few weeks. Coated VICRYL is said to absorb completely in 56 - 90 days. We also carry Undyed Coated VICRYL, which is relatively clear. The violet dyed VICRYL is more visible, which is ideal for situations where you want to make sure the suture can be seen more clearly.

We offer Coated VICRYL Sutures in different sizes of varying strengths with your choice of Taper Point Needle, Reverse Cutting Needle, or Taper Cut Needle.

If you need help choosing the right products, Cheryl Meyers has over 30 years of experience working with midwives and other health care professionals. You can email questions to or call us at (800)443-9942.