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Medical needles are designed in many different styles to accommodate the needs of physicians, surgeons and veterinarians who are penetrating or cutting tissues during suturing. There are also specially designed trocar needles used for procedures requiring the puncturing of the wall of the abdomen or other body cavities.
Anatomy of a Needle
When reviewing the surgical or post mortem needles available at Medical Supplies & Equipment Co. (MSEC), the many different styles is readily apparent.
Every needle has an anatomy:
The simple needles are not so simple when they are surgical needles or post mortem needles which are extra heavy duty non-sterile needles with a half curve or double edge and ridges for gripping.
Choosing the Ideal Needle
The needle needs to be sharp enough to penetrate skin or other tissues with the minimum amount of effort. That means is must be flexible enough to bend during usage, but rigid enough to not easily break. Needles are made of stainless steel and are designed to minimize the trauma of penetrating or cutting tissue.
The characteristics of high quality surgical needles to consider are:
The technical experts at MSEC can provide assistance with selecting the appropriate surgeons needles that are the best fit in shape and size, whether for use in a medical facility, autopsy room, or veterinary facility.