Covidien VLOCM0644 – SUTURE, V-LOC 90, 3-0, 9″, V20, 12/BX
V-Loc Wound Closure Device
The V-Loc wound closure device is a revolutionary barbing technology that closes wounds securely without the need to tie knots. V-Loc devices utilize a dual-angle-cut which creates a superior anchoring barb while optimizing the strands integrity. This guide showcases the available sizes with all applicable needles.
- Its dual-angle barbs allow suture to pass smoothly through tissue in one direction – but prevent it from slipping back through soft tissue.
- The barbs hold wound surfaces together and distribute tension along the entire length of the suture, without needing knots to secure the wound.
- Designed for secure, fast, and effective incision closure for your patients.
The V-Loc Device incorporates an enabling technology that facilitates a smooth closing experience by closing incisions up to 50% faster without compromising strength or security.
Taper Point – V-LOC 90 – 1/2 Circle, 26mm, V-20, Violet, 23cm
|Item No.||Absorption Profile||Sterilization||USP||Metric||Length||Color||Qty|
|VLOCM0644||90 to 110 days||Ethylene oxide||3-0||2||9″||Violet||12|
|V-Loc 90 Device||V-Loc 180 Device|
|Tensile Strength:||7 days, 90%; 14 days, 75%||7 days, 80%; 14 days, 75%; 21 days, 65%|
|Absorption Profile:||90 to 110 days||180 days|
|Procedural Applications:||Soft tissue approximation where support is required consistent with the absorption profile.||Soft tissue approximation where support is required consistent with the absorption profile|
|Composition:||Glycolide, dioxanone and trimethylene carbonate||Copolymer of glycolic acid and trimethylene carbonate|
|Sterilization:||Ethylene oxide||Ethylene oxide|
|Indications:||V-Loc 90 and V-Loc 180 absorbable wound closure devices are indicated for soft tissue approximation where use of an absorbable suture is appropriate.|
V-Loc Device…The Secure Advantage
The V-Loc device provides greater strength and security compared to the Stratafix Spiral barbing technology. The unique dual angle cut and barbing pattern of the V-Loc device creates the optimal barbing technology, which is backed by four years of clinical experience and supported by level one evidence.
V-Loc Device vs. Conventional Suture
For every two knots in a conventional suture, V-Loc device offers 1,220 fixation points.
The V-Loc Device Advantage
Laparoscopy: Clinical Benefits In Myomectomy
The transition from an open to laparoscopic approach has introduced the difficulty of laparoscopic suturing. When considerations for blood loss and hemostasis are added, the need for faster, more secure suture lines become readily apparent.
In a prospective study, when compared to traditional suture, V-Loc device provides:
- 34% reduction in the time required to repair the uterine wall defect4
- 43% reduction in surgical difficulty
- 33% less blood loss4
- Elimination of need for a third hand to maintain tension on the suture line
- Potential savings of $235 per case
Using The V-Loc Device
This step-by-step guide shows how the V-Loc device can be used for secure dermal wound closure with little or no adjustment to the surgeons technique.