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Surgical Instruments

Needle holder

By Stig Steinfurth, med.student, Christoffer Bing Madsen, med. student, and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD

Needle holder (Mayo-Hegar)

Needle holder (Mayo-Hegar) is used to hold and maneuver the needle when suturing. The needle is grasped just behind the center (between 1/2 and 1/3 back from the sharp end) and close to the tip of the needle holder.