Blunt suture needle use in laceration and episiotomy repair at vaginal delivery.


OBJECTIVE By surveying obstetricians regarding the use of blunt suture needles for laceration and episiotomy repair, the purpose of this study was to determine whether blunt suture needles represent a safe and effective alternative to sharp needles. STUDY DESIGN Blunt suture needles were made available at our institution for repairs at vaginal delivery… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2007.09.051