Cascade HealthCare Products carries 1-0 Coated Undyed VICRYL 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 1-0 suture is ideal for use in high stress areas requiring strong retention, such as deep perineal muscle, cervix, lateral yoni wall and anal sphincter repairs.
*Please note: pictures do not reflect the actual needle size.
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