- Reduce suturing time and tissue manipulation
The finger grip and the palm grip are the most common needle holder grips for hand suturing in surgery. The major advantages of the palm grip are an increased versatility and the possibility to apply controlled force. However, there is a risk for a potential loss of precision and uncontrolled movement of the needle when disengaging the ratchet mechanism of the palmed instrument.
Intended for 2/0 suture and finer.
STILLE-Frimand DUO-GRIP was developed to overcome the above-mentioned disadvantages, hence facilitating palm and finger grip suturing, and offering the surgeon a more flexible and ergonomic instrument. This new and innovative needle holder reduces the suturing time and tissue manipulation as well as offering better ergonomics for the surgeon. The advantages are scientifically documented in two published studies where 32 surgeons evaluated the instrument.
In summary, all participating surgeons reduced their suturing time by almost 20% and the traumatic tissue manipulation by more than 60%. After only 30 minutes, a majority of the surgeons preferred the Stille-Frimand DUO-GRIP to any traditional style needle holder.