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needle holder

a surgical forceps used to hold and pass a suturing needle through tissue. Also called suture forceps.
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needle holder

small surgical forceps with locking handles; used to carry a suture needle

needle

1. a sharp instrument for suturing or puncturing.
2. to puncture or separate with a needle.

acupuncture n's
stainless steel needles with silver-plated handles 0.5 to 1 inch long, which are inserted into tissues at those points on the skin surface which are considered relevant to the problem being treated.
aneurysm needle
one with a handle used in ligating blood vessels.
aspirating needle
a long, hollow needle for removing fluid from a cavity.
aspiration biopsy needle
a needle to which suction can be applied in order to withdraw a core of tissue from a solid organ.
atraumatic needle
surgical needles with suture material fused to the end, which is less traumatic to tissues then suture doubled back through the end of a needle. See swage (2).
blunt-point needle
a noncutting, blunt-pointed needle used in general surgery and for suturing liver and kidney. Needle pricks are less likely. This is an issue in modern surgery on humans.
needle burr
amaranthusspinosus.
needle-cannula
a needle used as a cannula, as for introduction of an intravenous catheter or for passing a suture thread.
cataract needle
one used in removing a cataract.
discission needle
a two-way needle or cannula which permits flushing and aspiration of liquid cataract material. See also discission.
needle driver
see needle holder (below).
needle feeling
the sensation perceived by the operator when the insertion of an acupuncture needle reaches the acupuncture point.
needle grass
Stipa spp. Called also spear grass.
Hagedorn's needle
a form of flat suture needle.
needle holder
a strong scissor-type instrument used to hold a suture needle while pushing it through tissue. The handles are ratcheted and have to be squeezed to release the needle. The face of each blade is grooved so that the needle will not twist or swivel while being driven. The natural action is for a right-handed surgeon.
hypodermic needle
a hollow, sharp-pointed needle to be attached to a hypodermic syringe for injection of solutions.
knife needle
a slender knife with a needle-like point, used in ophthalmic operations.
ligature needle
a long-handled, slender steel needle, having an eye in its curved end, used for passing a ligature underneath an artery.
needle puncture
puncture of a mass, tissue or fluid accumulation in order to relieve pressure or to collect sample for field or laboratory examination.
reverse cutting needle
a curved cutting needle with the cutting edge on the back of the curve rather than on the concave surface.
Rosenthal needle
used for aspiration of bone marrow.
round bodied needle
a noncutting surgical needle used for suturing tissues that separate easily such as intestine, liver, lung and fascia. Called also taperpoints.
spatula needle
a flat, rather than round, special cutting needle for ophthalmic work.
needle stick injury
accidental puncture of the skin by needles while in use or as a result of inappropriate disposal with the risk of introducing infectious agents.
stop needle
one with a shoulder that prevents too deep penetration.
tape needle
a special, heavy duty needle with a palm-fitting handle, for sewing with tape.
tapercut needle
a suture needle with a flattened shaft, so that it is three times as wide as it is thick, and a point which has a gradually diminishing triangular cross-section, a cutting point. Modern design has a circular cross-section and a short cutting tip.
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When we work in the pelvis, especially deep in the cul-de-sac, nothing can beat the needle holder, scissors, or cautery of a robotic device, where roticulating capability makes it possible to do minimal invasive surgery instead of open surgery.
April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge Endo, a Massachusetts-based medical device company, today announced the launch of the first fully articulating hand-held needle holder for laparoscopic surgeons: the Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Needle Holder.
We believe the Revolution quick release safety needle holder will be well received by clinicians who want the highly effective safety of Punctur-Guard -- with its 76% efficacy rate in the CDC study -- combined with a very easy-to-learn and easy-to-use safety activation system," noted Tom Sutton, Executive Vice President at Bio-Plexus.
The DROP-IT Needle Holder is designed for simple, one-handed disposal of blood-collection needles by healthcare workers.
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Besides the Punctur-Guard(r) blood collection needle, the AmeriNet contract also includes Bio-Plexus' Drop-It(r) quick release needle holder, a compatible needle disposal container, and the Punctur-Guard(r) Winged Set for blood collection.
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The collecting reservoir, usually a glass vial, is mounted in the needle holder and removed after drawing a specimen.
The products which include Bio-Plexus' Punctur-Guard(R) Blood Collection Needle, Drop-It(TM) Needle Holder, Punctur-Guard(R) Wing Set and Bio-Plexus(TM) Needle Disposal Container will be available to hospitals in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland by January 1, 1997.
Earlier this month, Bio-Plexus announced its first product diversification, the easy to use Drop-It(TM) needle holder which, by a single push of the button, releases the needle to fall into a mandated sharps container, minimizing technicians' exposure to contaminated needles.