The AutoAnchors are comprised of a PLGA Anchor and PGA suture
and are created by securing the suture to the anchor via a proprietary process that ensures attachment.
* 2-0 coated PGA suture
(70 cm) on the UR-6 needle (5/8 circle, taper point, 27 mm).
A computer-generated randomisation sequence with sealed envelopes randomly assigned women to 3 groups (i) PGA sutures, (ii) SS and (iii) nylon sutures.
Wound complications occurred in 76 (7%) of the 1 100 patients: 1% (3/361) in group 1 (PGA sutures), 17% (65/373) in group 2 (SS), and 2% (8/366) in group 3 (nylon sutures).
those with PGA sutures were 9.5 times more likely to experience wound infection, but the difference was not statistically significant (p=0.055).
Products include: Force Fiber[R] suture of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene; Tevdek[R] and Polydek[R] polyester sutures and tapes; Bondek[R] and Bondek[R] Plus braided PGA sutures
; and Monodek[R] monofilament PDO suture.