Evaluation: Medtronic P-12 Premium Reverse Cutting and V-20 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) P-12 premium 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) V-20 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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