quill-device
Orthopedic Surgery
Knee
Hip
Spine

Knee

Hip

Spine

Published Papers

Over 3,200 patients have been studied in >80 clinical studies in orthopedic, plastic, gynecologic & urologic surgery with the Quill™ device.

Published papers in the field of orthopedic surgery can be found below.

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Flexor Tendon Repair With a Knotless Barbed Suture: A Comparative Biomechanical Study.
Marrero-Amadeo I,Chauhan A, Warden J, PhD, Merrell G. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2011; 36A:1204–1208.

Evaluation of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Incision Closure with the Use of Continuous Bidirectional Barbed Suture.
Stephens S, Politi J, Taylor B. Surgical Technology International XXI, Orthopedic Surgery. #338, p. 1-5. 2011

Use of a Barbed Suture in the Closure of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Wounds.
Levine B, Ting N, Della Valle C. OrthoSuperSite.com. September 2011, Volume 34, number 9.

Perioperative Closure-related Complication Rates and Cost Analysis of Barbed Suture for Closure in TKA.
Gililland J, Anderson L, Sun LG, Erickson J, Peters C. CORR. Sept. 28, 2011.

Water-Tight Knee Arthrotomy Closure: Comparison of a Novel Single Bidirectional Barbed Self-Retaining Running Suture vs. Conventional Interrupted Sutures.
Nett M, Cushner F, Avelar R. Journal of Knee Surgery, 2011 24: 55-60

A Comparison of Wound Closure Techniques for Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Eggers M, Fang L, Lionberger D. Journal of Arthroplasty. Dec 26(8): 1251-8.e1-4. Epub 2011 Apr 29.

Knee Arthrotomy Repair with a Continuous Barbed Suture.
Vakil J, O’Reilly M. et al. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2010

Total Knee Arthroplasty Closure with Barbed Suture.
Eickmann T, Quane E.

Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery
Urology
Gynecology

Urology

Gynecology

Published Papers

Over 3,200 patients have been studied in >80 clinical studies in orthopaedic, plastic, gynecologic & urologic surgery with the Quill™ device.

Published papers in the field of laparoscopic & robotic surgery can be found below.

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Urologic surgery

Bidirectional-barbed sutured knotless running anastomosis v classic Van Velthoven suturing in a model system.
Moran ME, Marsh C, Perrotti M.?J Endourol. 2007;21:1175-1178.

Knotless Closure of the Collecting System and Renal Parenchyma with a Novel Barbed Suture during Laparoscopic Porcine Partial Nephrectomy.
Shikanov S, Wille M, Large, M, Lifshitz DA, Zorn KC, Shalhav AL, Eggener, SE. Journal of Endourology. 2009: 23(7):1157-60.

Use of a Bidirectional Barbed Suture and Early Clamp Removal in Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy.
Metcalf M, Langille G, Rendon R. Canadian Urological Association meeting abstract. June 29, 2010 vol 4, supp 1.

Biomechanical Proof of Barbed Sutures for the Efficacy of Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty.
Amend B, Muller, O, Bedke J, Leichtle U, Nagele U, Kruk S, Stenzl A, Sievert K. Journal of Endourology. 2011. vol 25.

Gynecologic surgery

The use of barbed sutures in obstetrics and gynecology.
Greenberg JA.Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3:82-91.

Use of bidirectional barbed suture in laparoscopic myomectomy: evaluation of perioperative outcomes,safety, and efficacy.
Einarsson JI, Chavan NR, Suzuki Y, Jonsdottir G, Vellinga TT, Greenberg JA. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011;18:92-95.

Single-incision laparoscopic myomectomy.
Einarsson JI. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010;17:371-373.

Laparoscopic myomectomy: 8 pearls.
Einarsson JI.OBG Management. 2010;22.

Decreased incidence of vaginal cuff dehiscence after laparoscopic closure with bi-directional barbed suture.
Siedhoff MT, Yunker AC, Steege JF.J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010;17(suppl):S24.

Use of a bidirectional barbed suture in robot-assisted sacrocolpopexy.
Ghomi A, Askari R. J Robotic Surg. doi:10.1007/s11701-010-0188-9.

Plastic Surgery
Breast Surgery
Facial Surgery
Abdominal Surgery

Breast Surgery

Facial Surgery

Abdominal Surgery

Published Papers

Over 3,200 patients have been studied in >80 clinical studies in orthopedic, plastic, gynecologic, dermatologic & urologic surgery with the Quill™ device.

Published papers in the field of plastic surgery can be found below.

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Use of absorbable running barbed suture and progressive tension technique in abdominoplasty: a novel approach.
Rosen AD. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;125:1024-1027.

L-brachioplasty: an adaptable technique for moderate to severe excess skin and fat of the arms.
Hurwitz DJ, Jerrod K. Aesthet Surg J. 2010;30:620-629.

Bidirectional barbed sutures for wound closure: evolution and application.
Paul MD. J Am Col Certif Wound Spec. 2009;1:51-57.

Lifting and Wound Closure with Barbed Sutures.
Paul MD, Mulholand RS. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 38 (2011) 521-535