surgical needles

Anchor’s proud beginning goes back to manufacturing eyed suture needles starting in November 1925. As we celebrate over 85 years in business, much has changed. We now offer needles for human surgery, dentistry, post mortem and veterinary use.

How to order:

Our needles are available both sterile (disposable) and non-sterile (reusable) unless otherwise indicated.
For Anchor disposables: Order by needle number and add the suffix “DC” for disposable cartons of 40 needles (20 pouches), example 1824-4DC or add the suffix “DG” for disposable gross boxes of 144 needles (72 pouches), example: 1824-4DG
For Anchor reusables: Order by needle number and add the suffix “R” for reusable, example: 1824-4R

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For your convenience see the CONVERSIONS guides for styles and sizes equivalent to other brands of surgical needles.

Needles are available both sterile (disposable) and non-sterile (reusable) unless otherwise indicated.

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CUTTING EDGE

TAPER POINT

REVERSE CUTTING EDGE

BLUNT POINT

TRIANGULAR POINT

TROCAR POINT

1851

1851

ABSCISSION  3/8 circle


1854

1854

BUNNELS straight


1835

1835

CERVIX 3/8 circle


1830

1830

EYE 3/8 circle


1831

1831

EYE 1/2 circle


1833

1833

EYE 1/2 circle  TAPER POINT


1857

1857

JAMESON STRABISMUS EYE non-sterile only


1842

1842

FERGUSON 1/2 circle

TAPER POINT


1853-3

1853-3

FISH HOOK


1832

1832

FISTULA 1/2 circle – heavy guage


1861

1861

FRENCH SPRING EYE 1/2 circle – TAPER POINT


1862

1862

FRENCH SPRING EYE 1/2 circle – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1852

1852

HAGEDORN straight flat body
non-sterile only


1829

1829

HERNIA 1/2 circle – BLUNT POINT


1847

1847

HERNIA – KOONTZ 1/2 circle – TAPER POINT

1824-6 & 1849 also used for hernia


1843

1843

INTESTINAL straight (fine) – TAPER POINT


1850

1850

INTESTINAL 1/2 circle – TAPER POINT


1827

1827

KEITH straight – TRIANGULAR POINT


1838

1838

KIDNEY 1/2 curved – BLUNT POINT
non-sterile only


1839

1839

KIDNEY 1/2 circle – BLUNT POINT


1840

1840

KIDNEY straight – BLUNT POINT


1841

1841

KING 3/8 circle – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1844

1844

LANES CLEFT PALATE 1/2 circle – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1848

1848

LANES CLEFT PALATE 3/8 circle – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1846

1846

LOOPUYT’S non-sterile only – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1860

1860

MARTIN UTERINE 1/2 circle (heavy guage) – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1824

1824

MAYO 1/2 circle – TAPER POINT

 

 


1823

1823

MAYO INTESTINAL 1/2 circle – TAPER POINT

 


1837

1837

MAYO INTESTINAL 3/8 circle – TAPER POINT

 


1828

1828

MAYO INTESTINAL straight – TAPER POINT


1859

1859

McGOWAN 1/2 circle (heavy guage) – TAPER POINT


1825

1825

MURPHY INTESTINAL 1/2 circle – TAPER POINT


1869

1869

ORTHOPEDIC 9/16 circle – TAPER POINT


1870

1870

ORTHOPEDIC 7/16 circle – TAPER POINT


1821_Surgical

1821

REGULAR SURGEON’S 1/2 curved – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE
non-sterile only

 


1822

1822

REGULAR SURGEON’S 3/8 circle – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE

 


1834

1834

REGULAR SURGEON’S 1/2 circle (light gauge) – REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1845

1845

TONSIL, DAVIS 3/8 circle – TAPER POINT


1849

1849

TONSIL, DAVIS 1/2 circle – TAPER POINT


1826

1826

TROCAR 1/2 circle – TROCAR POINT


1836

1836

TROCAR 3/8 circle – TROCAR POINT

Years of exacting experience in the production of needles has been applied to the production of our Dental Needles. They are designed to be virtually painless, atraumatic, and perfectly sharp to give maximum patient comfort. In addition, every needle passes an optical inspection.

Needles are sterilized by gamma irradiation and their sterility is guaranteed by testing every production lot prior to release.

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    REVERSE CUTTING EDGE

1821

1/2 curved
(non-sterile only)


1822

3/8 circle


1832

1/2 circle


1834

1/2 circle


1844

1/2 circle


1848

3/8 circle


Post Mortem needles are available non-sterile only

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CUTTING EDGE

TAPER POINT

1817

1817

Straight


1818

1818

3/8 circle

REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1819

1819

Double Curved


1820

1820

Half Curved

Our veterinary needles are manufactured in the USA using the best quality cold rolled stainless steel strips with our latest technology, are ground on high precision machines and assembled on totally automated machines with quality controls for enabling superior sharpness to ensure injections with minimal pain.

Veterinary needles are available non-sterile only

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CUTTING EDGE

TAPER POINT

1816

1816

Cruciate Repair “J” Curved

TAPER POINT


1817

1817

Veterinary straight


1818

1818

Veterinary 3/8 circle

REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1819

1819

Double Curved


1820

1820

Half Curved

REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1821

1821

Half Curved

REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1822

1822

Regular Surgeon’s 3/8 Circle

REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1832

1832

Fistula

REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


1846

1846

Loopuyt’s

REVERSE CUTTING EDGE


Reusable two-piece stainless steel container designed to accommodate the Needle Sterilizing Rack and other miscellaneous stainless products during sterilization.

Sterilizing Box 4″ x 5″ x 1/2″               No. 1798

Narrow Spring Holder                         No. 1700

Straight Spring Holder                        No. 1800

Tapered Spring Holder                       No. 1900

Combinations of Boxes, Holders and Needles:

Box with No. 1700 Holder                   No. 1798-17

Box with No. 1800 Holder                   No. 1798-18

Box with No. 1900 Holder                   No. 1798-19

Note: The above spring holders are available with 2 dozen needles— simply add on an ‘A’ after code number: (Example: 1700A)

NEEDLE PACKAGING

Anchor Disposable Needles are packed in units of two. Each pair of needles is double-pouched in ‘see-through’, peel-apart, sterile Tyvek®.

They are available in cartons of 40 needles (20 pouches), and a dispenser-pack gross of 144 needles (72 pouches). Order by the needle number and add the suffix “DC” for disposable cartons, example: 1824-4DC. Add the suffix “DG” for disposable gross boxes, example: 1824-4DG.

Anchor Reusable Needles are non-sterile and are packed in units of six (minimum order: 2 packages, 1 dozen). Each unit is contained in the widely known Anchor purple glassine envelope and sleeve that clearly identifies the quantity, style and size. Order by the needle number and add the suffix “R” for reusable, example: 1824-4R.

proper use

  • DO NOT CLAMP HOLDER DIRECTLY ON THE EYE
  • DO NOT GRASP NEEDLE POINT
  • DO NOT REUSE BENT OR DAMAGED NEEDLES

Improper surgical technique in the use of a suturing needle may result in needle breakage. Small needle holders should be used on fine gauge needles and heavy holders on heavy gauge needles to avoid undue stress and breakage. As the weakest part of a needle is the eye and the point, Anchor needles are manufactured with a flat area on the shank to facilitate proper clamping and to prevent turning.

Apply holder on flat part about 1/4 of length from the eyed end do not clamp holder directly on the eye.

When withdrawing needles, clamp on shank about 1/4 length from the point do not grasp needle point.

Examine needle carefully after each use. If needle becomes bent or damaged during use, withdraw and discard needle.

Do not reuse bent or damaged needles.

These tables are intended for use as guides in converting from other needle manufacturers code numbers to Anchor equivalencies. There could be instances when an exact conversion on a specific needle is not possible. In these instances, we will provide comparable needle styles for you to decide your preference. Anchor also has the capability of duplicating virtually all special needles. For the most accurate conversions, it is recommended that product samples be forwarded to us. For conversions from other manufacturerʼs needles please contact us.

From Richard Allen codes:

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From other manufacturers codes:

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