A Legacy Revisited: Needle Holders

Agarwal, Anil and *, Arkesh M. and Jandial, Gourav (2019) A Legacy Revisited: Needle Holders. Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances, 28 (2). pp. 89-96. ISSN 1548825X

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Abstract

A needle holder is one of the crucial surgical instruments for surgeons. Its prime function is to steadilyhold the needle while applying sutures, thus avoiding injury to the surrounding tissues and to thesurgeon’s hand. Wide varieties of needle holders are available for use in orthopaedic practice. Thisreview article briefly describes the biomechanics and other characteristics of some of the commonly usedneedle holders. The care aspects and wear features of needle holders are also discussed. A surgeonshould be aware of the different types of needle holders, their special features, biomechanical properties,and specific uses as they are an important tool in the surgeon’s armamentarium.(Journal of SurgicalOrthopaedic Advances 28(2):1 – 8, 2019)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomechanics,needle holder, wear
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 10:53
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2019 10:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154696

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