Cascade HealthCare Products carries 2-0 Undyed Coated VICRYL Suture with Tapercut Needles by Ethicon. These needles combine a sharp taper point with a reverse cutting tip. Three sharp cutting edges extend about 1/32" from the tip, where they blend into a round taper body.
This point is designed to cut through old scars while still making a very small hole and is generally the best cutting needle to use in highly vascular tissue. A tapered body passes smoothly, minimizing the danger of cutting into surrounding tissue (Healing Passages, 2010).
The 2-0 suture is ideal for use in high stress areas requiring strong retention, such as deep fascia repair. It is also commonly used in birth-related repairs.
*Please note: pictures do not reflect the actual needle size.
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