Suturing Basics » Surgery Boston University

Taper needles are used for tissue that is easy to penetrate, such as bowel or blood vessels. In contrast, the tip of cutting needles is triangular in shape, and the apex forms a cutting surface, which facilitates penetration of tough tissue, such as skin. Cutting needles make it much easier to penetrate tough tissue.…

surgical needles – Anchor Surgical

Small needle holders should be used on fine gauge needles and heavy holders on heavy gauge needles to avoid undue stress and breakage. As the weakest part of a needle is the eye and the point, Anchor needles are manufactured with a flat area on the shank to ……