REVERSE CUTTING NEEDLE

CHROMIC GUT SUTURE WITH REVERSE CUTTING NEEDLES

Cascade HealthCare Products carries Chromic Gut Suture with Reverse Cutting Needles by Ethicon. The reverse cutting needle is used almost exclusively for wound and laceration care. The first third of the needle wire is triangularly shaped and the remaining two-thirds of the wire is flattened with rounded corners. It is designed with a sharp outer edge to allow for smooth penetration of tough skin and fascia, in a way that isn’t traumatic.

The strength of the suture is predicated on the identification number at the beginning of each suture.

SIZE/STRENGTH GUIDE

  • 1-0 and 2-0: Used for high stress areas requiring strong retention
  • 3-0: Used in areas requiring good retention
  • 4-0: Used in areas requiring minimal retention. Most commonly used for superficial wound closure.

*Please note: pictures do not reflect the actual needle size.
Click the images below for a Printable Needle Chart.

If you need help choosing the right products, Cheryl Meyers has over 30 years of experience working with midwives and other health care professionals. You can email questions to cherylatcascade@gmail.com or call us at (800)443-9942.