Taper Point Type Surgalloy™ needles for Microsurgery and Neurology applications.
Features and Benefits
Taper Point Needles are strong and sharp enough to resist bending, yet ductile enough to reduce breakage during surgery.
|Surgalloy™ Material.||Enhanced needle strength and ductility resulting in less chance for bending and breakage, and thus potentially better quality of approximation. |
|Dip-Electropolished Needles.||Provides sharper needles with reduced penetration force. |
|MV-Series Needles have a smaller wire diameter than CV Series Needles.||Leaves a smaller needle hole and a greater suture to needle ratio.|
Frequently Asked Questions
|What is the taper ratio on taper point needles? ||Typically, the taper ratio of our taper point needles is 10:1. However, it is important to realize that higher taper ratios do not necessarily mean superior performance. The performance of a taper needle is a function of both the thickness of the point area and the strength of the point area. Thus, thinner point geometries (that typically will have higher taper ratios) can improve penetration performance but can also reduce durability (meaning greater frequency of tip damage during use). |
|What do the abbreviated numbers on needle nomenclature (MV-175-8) stand for? ||The first abbreviated portion "MV" stands for Micro-Vascular. The second portion "-175-" approximates the needle’s wire diameter (in microns). The third abbreviated portion of the nomenclature "-8" stands for approximate length of the needle in millimeters. |
|Which needles feature Surgalloy™ material and how to find a code in the Suture catalog that features a CV needle on Surgalloy™ material? ||All of the CV-series needles are made of the Surgalloy™ material. In the Covidien catalog, all Surgalloy™ codes are designated with a footnote. |
|Why is Surgalloy™ material commonly utilized in CV specialty needles? ||Functionally, Surgalloy™ material displays two specific characteristics: strength and ductility. These characteristics are optimal for CV specialty usage.|