PDO is a synthetic absorbable monofilament indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues, microsurgery or ophthalmic surgery. closure and soft tissue approximation.
Time-saving tissue closure device.
Quill Barbed Suture is a time-saving closure device that eliminates the need to tie knots to secure the closure. The helical barbed design evenly distributes tension offering a unique combination of security and speed – increasing both efficiency and value.
Quill™ was the first barbed suture developed in 2006 and introduced as a medical device in 2007, revolutionizing the concept of closure.
Barbed sutures do not only allow surgeons to close incisions and wounds without having to knot, but also to reduce the overall OR time and minimize healthcare spending significantly. In addition, they made it possible to develop surgical techniques that were almost impossible to perform with regular sutures. Have you ever thought about performing a suspension stitch in a RARP (Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy) with a regular suture? It is almost impossible to do this, even for highly skilled surgeons. With a barbed suture however, it is just a simple stitch. A simple stitch that helps to elevate the bladder and perform an almost perfect anastomosis between urethra and bladder; that decides between continence and incontinence; a very simple stitch that decides between having a normal life after surgery or being bound to medication for a lifetime.
Designed for knotless approximation.
Quill has a versatile and extensive line offered in bi-directional and uni-directional configurations. Available in Monoderm™, PDO and Polypropylene materials.
Quill is produced in variety of sizes from 5-0 to 2 that are fitted with premium needles for your wound closure needs.
Barbs are arranged in opposing directions on either side of a transitional unbarbed segment.
Barbs are arranged in a spiral along the suture and the adjustable loop design allows for easy needle placement.
Quill is the only barbed suture with true USP sizing
For example, when Quill is manufactured, it starts with a USP 2-0 suture thread, the thread is barbed, and finally it is labeled as a Quill 2-0.
Conversely, the competitor*, starts with a USP 2-0 suture thread, the thread is barbed, and is labeled as a 3-0. Therefore, Quill 2-0 and the competitor 3-0 have the same thread diameter.