Our wide range of cardiovascular needles ensures you always have the right needle for the job, including cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and general closure applications.
We provide taper point, penetrating taper, tapercutting, and conventional cutting needles in a range of curvatures (1/2 and 3/8 circle), lengths (from 9–90 mm) and wire diameters.
Scars tell stories. And now more than ever, patients judge the success of their surgery on the appearance of their scars. That’s why we designed needles that are sharper and stronger than our legacy premium cutting needles – to give you unmatched consistency and control with a needle that helps you thread stories of success for your patients.
Edgellant™ premium cutting needles
The innovative robotic electropolishing process used to produce our Edgellant™ premium cutting needles creates a sharper cutting needle, and our new heat treatment makes it stronger.
Benefits of Edgellant™ premium cutting needles are:
ReliaPoint™ cutting needles
ReliaPoint™ cutting needles will replace conventional cutting needles. And they’ll be available in all Medtronic suture materials.
Benefits of ReliaPoint™ cutting needles include:
ReliaPoint™ cutting needles will replace conventional cutting needles and will be available in all Medtronic suture materials.
New tip geometry makes the needle sharper and easier to pass compared with equivalent Ethicon™* needles:5
™*Third party brands are trademarks of their respective owners.
Other benefits of ReliaPoint™ cutting needles include:
Our microsurgery needles are innovatively designed for neurological and microvascular applications, andare available as taper point and tapercutting type 3/8 circle curvature needles.
All our microsurgery needles feature NuCoat™ technology forsignificantly enhancedinitial and multi-pass penetration, resulting in smother passage, less tissue drag and less tissue damage.
In addition, our microvascular (MV, taper point) and microvascular tapercutting (MVK)needle seriesare made exclusively of Surgalloy™ for enhanced strength and ductility, resulting in less bending and breakages –making theseseries ideal for microsurgical applications.
Our series of general surgery needles offer a broad range of needle thicknesses and tip geometries to accommodate different clinical applications and surgeon preferences.
We provide taper point, tapercutting, blunt point, blunt taper point and diamond point needles, in a range of curvatures and lengths (from 19 mm to 85 mm).
Our PROTECT·POINT™ blunt needle family are designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries and protect you from blood-borne exposures. With a specially designed needle tip and NuCoat™ coating, they penetrate tough tissues easily pass after pass6, but not your glove.
Our multipurpose needles are designed for a range of surgical procedures, and are available in 1/2, 3/4 and 3/8 circles, and varying lengths (5–13 mm).
Our urology needles are round body needles designed for soft tissue suturing.
The smooth round body of the needle tapers to a fine, sharp point that penetrates tissue without tearing or cutting.
Urology needles are available as taper point and 5/8 circle, with lengths of 27 mm (GU-46 and HGU-46), 37 mm (GU-45) and 40 mm (GU-44).
Our orthopaedic needles offer reverse cutting and heavy body reverse cutting abilities, facilitating closure of a variety of tissues, including muscle, fascia, cartilage, bone and skin. Needles are available in 1/2 and 3/8 circle curvature and vary in length from short to long.
Our Heavy Orthopaedic Surgery (HOS) series of needles utilise even heavier wire diameters than standard general surgery needles, allowing for easier penetration of the periosteum or extremely tough tissue at the joint capsule.
We offer premium spatula, spatula and reverse cutting needles for a range of ophthalmic surgery applications, including cornea, sclera, eyelid, muscle and other tissues repair.
Our improved SS and HE needles use AcuTip™ technology, a unique manufacturing process, which results in:*
In addition, our ophthalmic needles are coated in NuCoat™ technology, which significantly enhances initial and multi-pass penetration, to provide smother passage, less tissue drag and less tissue damage.
Our range of SE needles for primary corneal–scleral closure are made from Surgalloy™ for enhanced strength and ductility, to prevent bending and breakage.
Our SS and HE needles are proven to perform better than competitor needles:
Our needles vary in curvature, including 1/2, 1/4 and 3/8 circles, as well as length (4.8–13 mm).
*This comparison claim is referred to a previous generation of the same needle
Our range of needles offers unparalleled wound closure assistance in conjunction with our extensive suture range.
We offer a wide portfolio of needles made from high-quality stainless steel to suit every woundand tissue type. With a choice of over 180 needle types catering for cardiac, ophthalmological, cosmetic, urological and many other applications, we provide solutions for surgeons across the board.
All of our surgical needles are atraumatic. Special laser technology allows the suture to be connected on even the smallest of needles and provides a secure and smooth junction between the needle and suture.
All our needles feature NuCoat™ technology – a proprietary coating that enhances initial and multi-pass penetration and reduces needle dulling, resulting in:
1. Internal Benchtop Test Report #RAD-061D-A. October 2015
2. Edgellant™ premium cutting needles customer feedback survey with 40 surgeons. November 2015 to February 2016.
3. Internal Benchtop Test Report #SHP-024. February 2016.
4. Internal Benchtop Test Report #SHP-017-1. March 2015.
5. Internal Benchtop Test Report, SHP-033. February 2016.
6. Tested in half porvair to simulate actual tissue and increase testing consistency internal R&D testing EP-04-157-ID-02 CTB-1, EP-04-171-ID-02 BTP-1 039, 050504 Grenoble BTP-X_Ethicon 0 CTXB, April 2005
7. Medtronic. Competitive audit CA-06-002. Sept 2006.
8. Medtronic. Competitive audit CA-07-001. Sept 2007.
9. Medtronic. Competitive audit CA-06-001.