Minim Invasive Neurosurg 2011; 54(05/06): 274-275
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1286336
Technical Note
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A New Flexible and 360° Rotating Shaft Needle-Holder for Microneurosurgery: Technical Note

T. Menovsky1, D. De Ridder1
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Antwerp University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium
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Publication Date:
25 January 2012 (online)


Microsuturing in a narrow and/or a deep operating space is technically challenging and classical microinstruments such as a bayonet microneedle-holder have their limitation, mainly related to their in-built rigidity. In this technical note, a new flexible and 360° rotating shaft microneedle-holder made from nitinol is presented.