Evaluation: Ethicon PS-2 Prime Reverse Cutting and SH Taper Point Suture Needles

July 19, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


  1. These needles are used to join together the opposing edges of a wound or incision. Typical uses for each product line are: a) PS-2 prime reverse cutting (1) Used for skin and subcuticular closure, plastic surgery, and ophthalmic surgery (2) Has a cutting edge on the outer curvature of the needle to pierce tissue as it is rotated b) SH taper point (1) Used for soft tissue closure such as fascia, bowel, and muscle (2) No cutting edge; designed to separate, rather than cut, tissue fibers, which helps prevent leaks upon closure

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