Dull, not sharp; used to describe needles or instrument ends.
Needle that has two or three opposing cutting edges.
Act of tying.
Substance used to tie a vessel or strangulate a part.
Single strand of material; used to describe suture.
Several strands that are twisted together; used to describe suture.
Method of suturing that involves the use of stainless steel staples to close a wound.
Metal staplelike device used for vessel ligation.
Needle joined with suture material in a continuous unit; eyeless needle.
Needle with a rounded tip that is sharp to allow piercing but not cutting of tissue.