INs and OUTs of Surgical Needles for Suturing

Surgical needles are specifically designed for their application. The diagram below shows the difference between cutting edge and taper point needles.


Cutting edge needles have sharp edges that penetrateCutting edge needles have sharp edges that penetrate easily through tough tissue. They are ideal for suturing skin and dense dermal tissue. 

  Taper point needles pierce and spread tissue without cuttingTaper point needles pierce and spread tissue without cutting it. They are ideal for suturing delicate, soft tissue when minimal trauma is desired.

 

     All needles have a spring eye. All WPI needles have a Spring Eye which allows sutures to be pressed into the eye instead of threaded through it.

Needle Diagram

Needle measurements are taken across the needle from eye hole to tip.Needle measurements are taken across the needle from eye hole to tip.

 

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