Cardiovascular

Product Details

A wide range that you can rely on

Our wide range of cardiovascular needles ensures you always have the right needle for the job, including cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and general closure applications.   

  • Surgalloy™ provides enhanced strength and ductility, resulting in greater resistance to breaking and bending. 
  • NuCoat™ technology/NuCoat™ coating significantly enhances initial and multi-pass penetration, resulting in smoother passage, less tissue drag and less potential for tissue damage. 
  • Laser chamfering diminishes the chance for suture fracturing at the swage or damage from needle articulation, allowing for a more reliable suture attachment.
Product Features

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.  

  • CV taper point needles are designed with slim taper ratio geometry and without cutting edges to decrease leakage in vessels.   
  • CV tapercutting needles are designed to provide excellent penetration through hard, calcified arteries.  
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Order Information
Taper Point - 3/8 circle
Code Length
CV-1/CVF-1 9 mm
CV-310 10 mm
CV/CVF 11 mm
CV-11/CVF-11 13 mm
CV-301 13 mm
CV-307 16 mm
CV-15/CVF-15 17 mm
CV-327 18 mm
CV-16 20 mm
CV-13 22 mm
CV-18 26 mm
CV-17 32 mm
CV-19 50 mm
Taper Point - 1/2 circle
Code Length
CV-20 10 mm
CV-337 10 mm
CVF-21 12 mm
CV-22/CVF-22 13 mm
CV-330 13 mm
CV-26 15 mm
CV-331 16 mm
CV-23/CVF-23 17 mm
CV-316 20 mm
CV-24 20 mm
CV-25 22 mm
CV-305 25 mm
V-20/VF-20 26 mm
V-30 30 mm
CV-300 35 mm
V-26 37 mm
Taper Point - CardioCurve
Code Length
CVL 11 mm
CVL-11           13 mm
Penetrating Taper - 3/8 circle
Code Length
YE-1              13 mm
YE-7 18 mm
Penetrating Taper - 1/2 circle
Code Length
Y-31 16 mm
Y-16 20 mm
Y-5 26 mm
Tapercutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length
KV-1/KVF-1 9 mm
KV-11/KVF-11 13 mm
KV-15 17 mm
KV-26 26 mm
Tapercutting - 1/2 circle
Code Length
KV-5/KVF-5 17 mm
KV-7 26 mm
Conventional Cutting - 1/2 circle
Code Length
SCC 48 mm
SCC-1 60 mm
Conventional Cutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length
GCC-90 90 mm

Plastic & Cosmetic

Product Details

Plastic and cosmetic surgery needles you can trust

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.

Product Features

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:  

  • Reduced penetration force needed to pass1
  • Better needle control when passing through tissue than our legacy needles2  
  • 30% sharper than our legacy needles, staying sharp after multiple passes1
  • 27% stronger than our legacy needles3
  • Less likely to bend than our legacy needles3 and, if they do, more likely to go back into shape without breaking4
  • 27% better second degree bend moment than our legacy needles4
  • As sharp or sharper than Ethicon™* equivalent needles1
  • Needle tips three times stronger than Ethicon™* equivalent needle tips4

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: 

  • New tip geometry makes the needle sharper and easier to pass than equivalent Ethicon™* needles5
    • 34% sharper at first pass 
    • 40% sharper after 30 passes 
  • Reinforced reliability due to the enhanced silicone coating process, which helps maintain sharpness across multiple passes, for example when closing long incisions5
  • Improved suture-to-needle diameter ratio compared with our legacy needles makes pass through more consistent 
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Order Information
Conventional Cutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length
PC-13 11 mm
PC-10 13 mm
PC-11 16 mm
PC-12 19 mm
Premium Reverse Cutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length
P-16 7 mm
P-10 11 mm
P-13 13 mm
P-15 15 mm
P-11 16 mm
P-12 19 mm
P-14 24 mm
P-17 30 mm
P-18 39 mm
Premium Reverse Cutting - 1/2 circle
Code Length
P-21 9 mm
P-22 13 mm
P-24 16 mm
DermaX Premium X Cutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length
DX-11 11 mm
DX-13 13 mm
DX-16 16 mm
DX-19 19 mm
DermaX Premium X Cutting - 1/2 circle
Code Length
DXH-16 16 mm

Cuticular

Product Details

Reliable and consistent performance that your patients count on

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

  • 34% sharper at first pass 
  • 40% sharper after 30 passes 

™*Third party brands are trademarks of their respective owners. 

Product Features

Other benefits of ReliaPoint™ cutting needles include: 

  • Reinforced reliability due to the enhanced silicone coating process, which helps maintain sharpness across multiple passes, for example when closing long incisions5
  • More consistent pass-through than our legacy needles due to the improved suturetoneedle diameter ratio
Order Information

Order Information
Reverse Cutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length
C-1 12 mm
C-12 16 mm
C-13 19 mm
C-14 24 mm
C-15 26 mm
C-16 30 mm
C-18 35 mm
C-17 39 mm
C-50 50 mm
GS-18 77 mm
Reverse Cutting - 1/2 circle
Code Length
C-21 13 mm
C-26 15 mm
C-22 18 mm
C-27 20 mm
C-23 24 mm
C-25 30 mm
Cutting - straight
Code Length
SC-11 11 mm
SC-4 24 mm
SC 44 mm
SC-1 51 mm
SC-2 60 mm
SC-250 254 mm

Microsurgery

Product Details

Maximum control for microsurgery

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.

Product Features

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.

Order Information

Order Information
Taper Point - 3/8 circle
Code Length
MV-100-3 4 mm
MV-50-3
4 mm
MV-70-3
4 mm
MV-135-3 4 mm
MV-70-4 5 mm
MV-135-4 5 mm
MV-100-4 5 mm
CV-345 6 mm
MVF-135-5 6 mm
MV-135-5 6 mm
CV-351 8 mm
MV-175-8 8 mm
MVF-175-8 8 mm
MV-175-9 10 mm
Tapercutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length
MVK-70-3 4 mm
MVK-100-4 5 mm

General Surgery

Product Details

Accommodating a multitude of 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).

Product Features

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).

Order Information

Order Information
Taper Point - 1/2 circle
Code Length
GS-23 22 mm
HGS-23 22 mm
GS-22 27 mm
HGS-22 27 mm
GS-20 34 mm
HGS-20 34 mm
GS-21 37 mm
HGS-21 37 mm
GS-24 40 mm
HGS-24 40 mm
GS-25 48 mm
GS-26 65 mm
GS-27 76 mm
Taper Point - straight
Code Length
ST-4 19 mm
ST-3
38 mm
ST-2 44 mm
ST-1 51 mm
ST 60 mm
Taper Point - ski
Code Length
SK 23 mm
Tapercutting - 1/2 circle
Code Length
KV-34 37 mm
KV-37 40 mm
KV-40 48 mm
KV-56 60 mm
Blunt Point - 3/8 circle
Code Length
BP-27 64 mm
BP-9 64 mm
Blunt Taper Point - 1/2 circle
Code Length
BTV-20 26 mm
BTP-1 37 mm
BTP-X 48 mm
BGST-29 65 mm
Blunt Point - 1/2 circle
Code Length
BGS-21 37 mm
HBGS-21 37 mm
BGS-24 40 mm
BGS-25 48 mm
BGS-29 65 mm
BGS-28 85 mm
Diamond Point - 3/8 circle
Code Length
KV-20 20 mm
Diamond Point - 1/2 circle
Code Length
KV-25 22 mm
KV-30 27 mm
KV-8 30 mm
KV-9 35 mm

Urology

Product Details

Specifically designed for delicate procedures

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.

Product Features

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).

Order Information

Order Information
Taper Point - 5/8 circle
Code Length
GU-46 27 mm
HGU-46 27 mm
GU-45 37 mm
GU-44 40 mm

Orthopedic

Product Details

Tough solutions for tough closures

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.

 
Product Features

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.

Order Information

Order Information
Reverse Cutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length
GS-18 77 mm
Reverse Cutting - 1/2 circle
Code Length
GS-10 26 mm
HOS-10 26 mm
GS-11 37 mm
HOS-11 37 mm
GS-12 40 mm
HOS-12 40 mm
GS-13 48 mm
HOS-14 55 mm
Tapercutting - straight
Code Length
KS 24 mm

Ophthalmic

Product Details

Dynamic needles for delicate procedures

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.

Product Features

Our improved SS and HE needles use AcuTip™ technology, a unique manufacturing process, which results in:* 

  • Unparalleled sharpness and strength 
  • Decreased penetration force 
  • Enhanced accuracy and precision 
  • Improved consistency and ductility 
  • Longer needle life, remaining sharper over multiple passes 

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: 

  • SS-24 needles: 56% stronger than Ethicon’s S-24 needle, and require equivalent penetration force7,8
  • HE-1 needles: 74% stronger than Ethicon’s G-1 needle, and require 25% less penetration force on the first pass, and up to 38% less force on the eight pass9

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

Order Information

Order Information
Reverse Cutting - 3/8 circle
Code Length Curvature
HE-10 5.6 mm 130°
HE-6 7.4 mm 110°
HE-7 7.4 mm 145°
HE-5 8.6 mm 135°
HE-1 11.0 mm 135°
HE-3 13.0 mm 155°
Reverse Cutting - 1/2 circle
Code Length Curvature
HE-2 8.6 mm 205°
Inverted Premium Spatula - 1/4 circle
Code Length Curvature
SS-29 7.4 mm 110°
Inverted Premium Spatula - 3/8 circle
Code Length Curvature
SS-28 7.4 mm 145°
Premium Spatula - 1/6 circle
Code Length Curvature
SS-1 5.6 mm 60°
Premium Spatula - 1/4 circle
Code Length Curvature
SE-100-8 6.3 mm 100°
SD-1 8.1 mm 90°
SS-24 8.6 mm 90°
SS-14 8.6 mm 115°
Premium Spatula - 5/16 circle
Code Length Curvature

SE-110-11 (previously SLO-110-11)

8.0 mm 110°
Premium Spatula - 1/2 circle
Code Length Curvature
SE-160-4 5.5 mm 160°
SE-160-6 5.5 mm 160°
SE-160-8 5.5 mm 160°
SE-160-9 5.5 mm 160°
SE-175-6 7.0 mm 175°
SE-175-8 6.9 mm 175°
SS-22 7.4 mm 170°
SS-2 8.6 mm 200°
Premium Spatula - 3/8 circle
Code Length Curvature
SE-140-6 6.3 mm 140°
SE-140-8 6.3 mm 140°
SE-140-9 6.5 mm 140°
Premium Spatula - Compound Curve
Code Length Curvature
SE-CC-6 4.8 mm 130°

Overview

Through the eye of the 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.

Suture Needles

Needles are necessary for the placement of sutures in the wound and careful consideration is important to achieve the best wound closure outcomes.

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Innovative technology

All our needles feature NuCoat™ technology – a proprietary coating that enhances initial and multi-pass penetration and reduces needle dulling, resulting in: 

  • Smoother passage through tissue 
  • Less tissue drag 
  • Less tissue damage
  • 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.