Surgical Suturing Instruments
Needle holders are surgical instruments for suturing wounds and make it possible to safely guide the needle and suture. Praxisdienst provides you with a large selection of needle holders for surgical procedures, such as Mayo-Hegar, Olson-Hegar or Mathieu instruments. Additional information on needle holders
Editors: Karen Lebowski & Oliver Megatli
Needle Holders for Surgical Suture
Needle holders, also known as needle drivers, are mostly used to suture wounds during surgical operations. Special walls keep the needle from slipping, while a locking mechanism prevents the medical instrument from opening during the procedure. Surgical needle holders allow for precise needle control, as well as suturing of deeper lying layers and structures. Simultaneously, they minimise the risk of needlestick injuries and germ transmission.
Wound suture needle holders are typically made of hard metal (stainless steel). Depending on the model and requirement, they are either available as reusable instruments that can be sterilised or as economical disposable supplies, which are simply disposed of in sharps bins after use.
Mathieu, Olsen-Hegar and Mayo-Hegar Needle Holders
Hegar needle holders mimic grasping forceps and are counted among the oldest of needle holders. Their shape makes them ideal for deep suturing. While they are available in a pointed or curved shape, the pointed form is the most popular. The comparatively long and slim needle holders provide a good view of the operating field and excellent needle control. Olsen-Hegar needle holders come with integrated scissors, which facilitates suturing without assistance.
Mathieu needle holders are particularly well suited for surgical suture with which the doctor needs to wrap often. The instruments have a lock and a grooved clasp opening and, therefore, offer a secure hold of the needle while suturing.
For microsurgery, we offer the filigree Castroviejo needle holders that can be ordered in a straight or curved version. This micro needle holder is particularly suitable for use in eye surgery.
Purchase Affordable Needle Holders in Various Forms & Sizes
With Praxisdienst, you will find affordable sterile, disposable and reusable needle holders in various forms and sizes, as well as surgical suture materials and other surgical equipment like tweezers, scalpel blades or retractors. If you have any questions or are looking for a specific product, just contact our friendly customer service. You can reach us via telephone, e-mail and live chat.