needleholder

needleholder

(nēd′ĭl-hōld′ĕr)
A forceps used to drive a needle with an attached suture into tissue.
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Four tiny incisions were made: two 1-cm ports for insertion of the EndoWrist(tm) Instruments (valve forceps, large needleholder, and micro round scissors); one 5-cm right mini-thorocotomy incision, to facilitate suture management and delivery of the ring and endoscope, and one 5-mm port for insertion of the Chitwood(tm) Transthoracic Aortic Cross Clamp.