Suture Codes and Meanings

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Ethicon Needle codes and their meanings - Instrum. (Ch. 11 / pg. 295 / fig. 11-15 / Surgical Technology for the Surg Tech)

BB

BLUE BABY

BIF

INTRAOCULAR FIXATION

BN

BUNNELL

BP

BLUNT POINT

BV

BLOOD VESSEL

BVH

BLOOD VESSEL HALF

C

CARDIOVASCULAR

CC

CALCIFIED CORNARY

CCS

CONVENTIONAL CUTTING STERNOTOMY

CE

CUTTING EDGE

CFS

CONVENTIONAL FOR SKIN

CIF

CUTTING INTRAOCULAR FIXATION

CP

CUTTING POINT

CPS

CONVENTIONAL PLASTIC SURGERY

CPX

CUTTING POINT EXTRA LARGE

CS

CORNEAL-SCLERAL

CSB

CORNEAL-SCLERAL BI-CURVE

CSC

CORNEAL-SCLERAL COMPOUND CURVE

CT

CIRCLE TAPER

CTB

CIRCLE TAPER BLUNT

CTX

CIRCLE TAPER EXTRA LARGE

CTXB

CIRCLE TAPER EXTRA LARGE BLUNT

CV

CARDIOVASCULAR

DC

DURA CLOSURE

DP

DOUBLE POINT

EN

ENDOSCOPIC NEEDLE

EST

EYED STRAIGHT TAPER

FN

FOR TONSIL

FS

FOR SKIN

FSL

FOR SKIN LARGE

FSLX

FOR SKIN EXTRA LARGE

G

GREISHABER

GS

GREISHABER SPATULA

J

CONJUNCTIVE

KS

KEITH STRAIGHT

LH

LARGE HALF

LR

LARGER RETENTION

LS

LARGE STERNOTOMY

MF

MODIFIED FERGUSAN

MH

MEDIUM HALF (CIRCLE)

MOB

MAYO BLUNT

OPS

OCULAR PLASTIC SURGERY

OS

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

PC

PRECISION COSMETIC

PS

PLASTIC SURGERY

RB

RENAL (ARTERY) BYPASS

RD

RETINAL DETACHMENT

RH

ROUND HALF (CIRCLE)

RV

RETINAL-VITREOUS

SC

STRAIGH CUTTING

SFS

SPATULATED FOR SKIN

SH

SMALL HALF (CIRCLE

SIF

SKI INTRAOCULAR FIXATION

SKS

STERNOTOMY KEITH STRAIGHT

SM

SPATULATED MODULE

ST

STRAIGHT TAPER

STB

STRAIGHT BLUNT

STC

STRAIGHT CUTTING

STP

STRAIGHT TAPER POINT

TE

THREE-EIGHTHS

TF

TETRAOLOGY OF FALLOT

TG

TRANSVERSE GROUND

TGW

TRANSVERSE GROUND WIDE

TN

TROCAR NEEDLE

TP

TAPER PERICOSTAL / POINT

TPB

TAPER PERICOSTAL / POINT BLUNT

TS

TENDON STRAIGHT

TQ

TWISTY Q

UCL

5/8 CIRCLE COLATERAL LIGAMENT

UR

UROLOGY

URB

UROLOGY BLUNT

V

TAPERCUT SURGICAL NEEDLE

VAS

VAS DEFERENS

X OR P

EXODONTAL (DENTAL)

XLH

EXTRA LARGE HALF (CIRCLE)

XXLH

EXTRA EXTRA LARGE HALF (CIRCLE)

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