During the mesh pause in the UK, fascia sling repairs are becoming more common. These Stamey type needles and handles are designed for native tissue repair using autologous fascia to treat female incontinence.
They are reusable, saving money on single use needles and manufactured in Spain. They are CE marked and come non-sterile, single packed.
There are openings in the end of the needles to allow for sutures to pass through as the sling is passed. The needles can be used bottom-up as well as top-down.
Options for choice:
- Both thin and thick needles available: 3.5mm or 5mm diameter needle passers.
- For normal as well as higher BMI patients: 230mm or 280mm length.
- 2 different style of handle: T-style or slimline.
Quality in design
Strong, solid quality steel makes for a dependable needle passer and handle in these reusable instruments for fascia repairs. Designed to fit into the procedure without changing needle trajectory or curvature, the needles come in two different diameters: 3.5mm thin or a thicker 5mm. Surgeon preference determines the choice.
Variety of patients: For patients with a higher BMI, it can sometimes be challenging to keep control and visibility of the needle as the layers are too thick: we have solved this by making the needles in two different lengths: 230mm and 280mm.
Importance of the handle
There are strong voices in support for the T-style handle, arguing that it sits better in the hand and gives a better balanced feel for the trajectory of the needle tip.
However, those who prefer the slim line handle will point out that they feel it to be an elongation of the needle into their hand, giving them a better sense for where they are in the anatomy. Whichever one is your favourite, we have one that you will like. Thanks to solid manufacturing ensuring no product gapping or clicking, you will feel in complete control of the procedure.
“This is great. I was cutting mesh off the needles and suturing the fascia sling on, but this is a much better option. Well done on bringing this to market!”
Manufacturer: Dima Neomedic