A new flexible and 360° rotating shaft needle-holder for microneurosurgery: technical note

Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2011 Oct;54(5-6):274-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1286336. Epub 2012 Jan 25.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Microsurgery / instrumentation*
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Needles*
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Suture Techniques / instrumentation*