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Product Description:

Key Features:

  • Absorbable: Gradually breaks down and is absorbed by the body over time, eliminating the need for suture removal.
  • Monocryl material: Offers excellent tensile strength and knot security for reliable wound closure.
  • Undyed: Minimizes tissue irritation and potential allergic reactions.
  • P-1 needle: Precision point reverse cutting needle for smooth tissue penetration.
  • 11mm needle point: Ideal for use in various tissues.
  • 3/8 circle needle: Wide arc for easier manipulation in deeper tissues.
  • Individually packaged: Maintains sterility and ensures convenient use.


  • Reliable performance: Strong and secure for holding tissues together until healing occurs.
  • Reduced risk of infection: Undyed material minimizes the potential for allergic reactions and tissue irritation.
  • No suture removal required: Eliminates the need for a second procedure for removal.
  • Smooth passage through tissue: Reduces tissue drag and facilitates easier suturing.
  • Improved visibility: P-1 needle design allows for clear visualization during surgery.
  • Versatile application: Suitable for various soft tissue procedures.
  • Individually packaged: Provides sterility and convenience for immediate use.

Ideal Applications:

  • General soft tissue closure
  • Skin closure
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Ophthalmic surgery

Technical Specifications:

  • Product Name: Ethicon Y490G
  • Suture Material: Monocryl (polyglactin 910)
  • Suture Size: 5-0
  • Suture Length: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Needle Type: P-1
  • Needle Point: 11mm
  • Needle Circle: 3/8 Circle
  • Packaging: Individually wrapped

Instructions for Use:

  1. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Open the sterile package carefully.
  3. Grasp the suture by the needle holder.
  4. Pass the needle through the tissue in the desired location.
  5. Tie the suture securely using a surgeon’s knot.
  6. Cut the excess suture with scissors.
  7. Dispose of used needles and sutures in a sharps container.

Warnings and Precautions:

  • Do not reuse sutures.
  • Do not use in patients with a known allergy to polyglactin 910.
  • Do not use if the packaging is damaged or compromised.
  • Follow all applicable guidelines for safe handling and disposal of medical sharps.

Additional Information:

  • Ethicon is a leading manufacturer of medical supplies and equipment, known for its commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation.
  • The Ethicon Y490G is a popular choice among surgeons for its excellent performance, biocompatibility, and ease of use.