Cascade HealthCare Products carries Coated Undyed VICRYL Suture with Blunt Taper Point Needles by Ethicon. Blunt Taper Point Needles, also known as Ethiguard Safety Needles, are suitable for perineal repair, however with minimal anesthetic, a blunt tip is likely to cause more pain. These needles have a tapered tip with a rounded, blunt point that can dissect friable tissue, but require considerably more pressure to penetrate most tissues than conventional needles. They are ribbed along the shaft and the body is flattened (Healing Passages, 2010).
The strength of the suture is predicated on the identification number at the beginning of each suture.
*Please note: pictures do not reflect the actual needle size.
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