QUILL®

Security with every stitch, savings with every suture

The Quill barbed suture is a time-saving closure device that eliminates the need to tie knots to secure the closure. The barbed design evenly distributes tension offering a unique combination of security and speed—increasing both efficiency and value.

  • Helical barbed pattern maximizes tissue grab and hold
  • Available in Uni-Directional and Bi-Directional configurations
  • German-engineered needles with superior sharpness, penetration and strength characteristics
  • Used in over 25M surgical cases and studied in more than 80 clinical papers

The Quill™ Device Has Been Associated With Faster Closure vs. Traditional Suture In Orthopedic Procedures

• Saves time by eliminating tedious and time-consuming knots
• Bidirectional design enables two individuals to close at same time, thereby potentially increasing speed even further

Authors from the 2013 Rand award-winning study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty concluded:

“We found the use of barbed suture was associated with shorter estimated closure time and less cost based both upon cost of suture and combined cost of suture and operating room time.” 3

More Than 680 Orthopedic Patients Studied Clinically In 6 Joint Arthroplasty Studies

• No significant increase in complications (2, 3, 4-7)
• All layers of the closure studied including capsule (2, 3, 4-7)

An orthopedic clinical roundtable moderated by Keith Berend, MD concluded that:

“Compared with traditional sutures, we have found that closures with Quill™ are stronger, more watertight, and more resistant to failure when cut, with better distribution of tension along the length of the wound.” 9

Quill comes in two barb configurations; bi-directional and uni-directional.

Bi-directional Quill is a double-armed suture.  Barbs reverse direction at the mid-point of the suture.

Uni-directional Quill is a single armed suture.  The suture is anchored using the adjustable loop at the apex of the wound.

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