The author encourages the reader to try the technique of using the clamp-type needle holder with finger rings in a fashion that minimizes shifting of the grip during release of the needle. He avoids inserting the fingers in the rings but opens and closes the clamp by the action of the thumb and thenar eminence.
Weiss Y. Simplified Method of Needle-Holder Handling. Arch Surg. 1973;106(5):735-736. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350170095026