- 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.
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.
Intended for 2/0 suture and finer.
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.
Stille is the only medical instrument maker in the world that still manufactures instruments from tubular steel in their own forge. For makers of precision surgical instruments, production has always maintained its artisanal character. They rely not only on drawings but, just as much, on their own sense of functionality and feature.
A complete instrument works like a model. The dimensions are already in the hands. Instrument makers know the precise bend with their own fingers, and they know how a perfect instrument should feel in the human hand. Minimum defects are immediately evident. Instrument makers share that special fingertip sense of functionality with the surgeon.
Surgical hand instruments manufactured by Stille carry a guarantee in respect of materials and workmanship. For a period of 30 years after purchase, we will replace or repair a damaged instrument free of charge if the damage is found to have been caused by a defect in materials or workmanship.
The guarantee is conditional on the instrument being used for the purpose intended, is cared for and stored correctly and that any claims are made in in writing within 30 days of the damage occurring.