The Covidien/Us Surgical Polysorb Coated Synthetic Absorbable Sutures. Composed of LACTOMER™ glycolide/lactide copolymer which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide derived from glycolic and lactic acids. POLYSORB™ sutures are prepared by coating the suture with a mixture of caprolactone/glycolide copolymer and calcium stearoyl lactylate. The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of LACTOMER™ 9-1, the exclusive braiding process and coating system give the suture: Excellent strength over the critical wound healing period; Excellent knot security; Excellent handling; Predictable absorption profile. POLYSORB™ sutures are indicated for use in soft tissue approximation or ligation and ophthalmic surgery, but not in cardiovascular or neural tissue.