NEEDLE HOLDER, MAYO-HEGAR, standard, 24 cm 10-18-24


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L0205 - Needle holders, reusable
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Needle holder, Mayo-Hegar


A hand-held surgical instrument designed to grasp a suture needle when pushing/pulling the needle and attached suture through tissue during suturing. It has short serrated jaws at the distal end to provide better grip of the needle.


Technical specifications

  • Straight
  • Progressive setting of the ratchet
  • Well-defined longitudinal groove to prevent needle deformation
  • Jaws with pronounced cross serrations: 0.5 mm
  • Material: martensitic steel, the "HM" types come with tungsten jaws and have golden rings
  • Length: 18 or 24 cm / 15 cm, 18 cm, 20 cm and 26 cm for the HM ones

Instructions for use

Needle holder (15 and 18 cm long) for general surgery, used for holding suture needles. For standard needles and threads gauge from 1 to 3/0.

The longer ones (20 - 26 cm) are used in vascular surgery.

For finer needles and threads, use the delicate needle holder (see related articles below).

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