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.
Experience the benefits of Quill Barbed Suture.
Eliminating suture knot tying can reduce closure time by up to 50% and save on operating room costs.
Quill barbs immediately maintain tension once engaged in tissue. It has superior anchoring strength to hold wound edges together during approximation with minimal tissue trauma.
Quill helps reduce knot-related complications and is ideal for scar cosmesis.
How the barbs work.
Retractable barbs allow Quill Barbed Suture to pass smoothly through tissue in one direction — and then anchor into the tissue for secure fixation.
Reduce closure time by up to 50 percent.
In this video, we demonstrate how Quill barbed suture enables you to close wounds faster than a conventional suture.
Our portfolio of Quill Barbed Suture products.
You’ve got options.
Quill Barbed Suture is offered in two barb configurations: bi-directional and uni-directional.
Bi-directional is a double-armed suture. Barbs reverse direction at the mid-point of the suture.
Uni-directional is a single armed suture. The suture is anchored using the adjustable loop at the apex of the wound.
The right tool for the job.
UltraGlide® surgical needles provide maximum performance for consistency and control. Our sutures are offered with a variety of needle options for multiple specialties.
Short-term. Long-term. Permanent.
Monoderm® is a short-term, absorbable suture available in clear or violet colors and essentially complete by 120 days. Due to its pliability and handling characteristics, it is suitable for subcuticular and soft tissue approximation.
PDO (polydioxanone) is a long-term, absorbable suture available in the color violet and essentially complete by 180 days. It is suitable for many types of soft tissue approximation where extended support is needed but still promotes future growth.
Polypropylene is a non-absorbable, permanent suture available in clear or blue colors. Its tensile strength is not weakened by tissue enzymes and used where prolonged apposition of wounds are needed.
Packaged for quick and easy suture deployment.
- Single foil barrier eliminates packaging waste.
- Quill tray reduces suture memory and protects the barbs.
- Labelled tray provides clear identification in the sterile field.
Specialty Spotlight on Orthopedic
Learn how orthopedic surgeons are using Quill to save surgical time, streamline efficiency, and enhance patient outcomes.
- Procedural Video: Three-Layer Closure with Quill Barbed Suture in a TKA Procedure
- Procedural Video: A THA Wound Closure Guide Using Quill Barbed Suture
- Brochure: The fast, secure and efficient suture for Orthopedics closures
- Case Report: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA)