Its plastic coating makes the thread softer on passing through the tissues.
It has the tendency to decrease tissue irritation.
It has greater resistance to traction.
It has a longer period of absorption.
The suture of Polyglycolic acid (PGA), synthetic, ABSORBABLE, Sterile, Multifilament, is indicated in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmic Surgery, Gynecology-Obstetrics, Episiotomy, Urology, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, General Closing, Bondage, Pediatrics and cuticles.
As being a synthetic suture should not be used when be necessary to support tissues for prolonged periods.