Needles, Suture, Surgical, Blunt Point
Definition : Suture needles with a tip that is not as sharp (i.e., more blunt) as the tip of a conventional tapered suture needle; they can still penetrate tissues for suturing, but the blunt needle does not easily penetrate tough tissues, such as the skin. These needles are typically used for suturing kidney and liver tissues; they are also used in general surgery as a substitute for tapered-point needles to lessen the possibility that accidental contact with the needle tip will result in a needlestick injury. The use of blunt suture needles for some procedures requires changes in the surgical technique for suturing; they are not appropriate for skin-closure applications.
Entry Terms : "Sutures, Protective, Blunt" , "Blunt Needles" , "Needles, Blunt" , "Needlestick Prevention Devices" , "Sharps Injury Prevention Devices"
UMDC code : 20248
Anchor Products Co
Anchor's mission has been to manufacture the finest surgical products. Expanding from the days of suture needles only, Anchor is now the only U.S. manufacturer to offer a full line of surgical specimen retrieval bags, both cannulated & non-cannulated.
Hospital Marketing Services
From its early start in a small facility in 1965, HMS has rapidly grown to become a prosperous manufacturer and marketer of products specifically geared toward therapies requiring hot and cold thermal products. Today, our corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility is located amidst the scenic rolling hills of Connecticut and we have been a supplier to major distributors in the hospital products field since. HMS has built a solid and compelling reputation based on competitive pricing, on-time deliveries, and a reliable product.
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