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consists of three cutting edges that are directed along the inner curve of the needle
conventional cutting needle
consist of opposing cutting edges in a triangular configuration that extend into the full length of the shaft
reverse cutting needle
used primarily for ophthalmic procedures because they will not penetrate into deeper tissues
side cutting needles
have a round shaft without a cutting edge so they penetrate tissue without cutting it
tapered point needles
have round or square holes and are loaded by inserting the end of the suture material through the hole
may not require suturing, but if it does continuous 3-0 absorbable suture is typically used (SH needle, Vacryl/chronic)
doesn't tolerate suture well, but when they are used 3-0 Vicryl or plain gut are preferred
short lateral stitches are placed in a continuous fashion just under the epithelium (nice for plastic surgery closure)
skin closure tapes are used in conjunction with the preferred sutures (Vicryl, Monocryl, or Prolene)
when an endoscopic procedure is being done what is an additional step taken?
add an extra row of staples
commonly used to staple across the stomach or to close an area where no cut is needed
most common in vascular surgery and is generally the doctor's preference
disposable hemaclip applier
allows end of staple to bend and rotate and is commonly used to resect on lower anterior bowel
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