University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Needle Holders

Needle holders are designed to grasp, hold, and maneuver surgical needles. Most needle holders feature a clamp mechanism to lock the needle in place. To maintain a firm grip on the needle, the jaws can be textured and short when compared to the handles.  Smooth jaws cause less damage to the needle while serrated jaws allow for a firmer grasp of the needle.

last updated: 03/14/2017
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