Cascade HealthCare Products carries 3-0 Coated VICRYL RAPIDE Suture with Taper Point Needles by Ethicon. Taper Point Needles are ideal for most perineal repair. Its smooth, rounded body and sharp point spreads tissue without slicing it. This combination minimizes trauma to delicate mucosa and minimizes the chance of severing an already existing suture (Healing Passages, 2010).
The 3-0 suture is ideally used in areas requiring good retention and is commonly used for birth-related repairs.
*Please note: pictures do not reflect the actual needle size.
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