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May 1973

Simplified Method of Needle-Holder Handling

Author Affiliations

Afula, Israel
From the Department of Surgery, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(5):735-736. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350170095026

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.

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