Needle Comparison

We have created a simple table to allow comparison of Vitrex sutures to other major brands.

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Vitrex Codes marked * are considered an exact match.

Vitrex Needle Code Covidien Code Ethicon Code Ethicon Needle Point Needle Length (mm) Needle Curvature
 HRN 50 BGS-28 BP Blunt Point  80  1/2
 HRN 50 BGS-29, BGST-29 BP-1 Blunt Point  65  1/2
HRN 50*    BP-2 Blunt Point  48  1/2
 HRN 50   TPB-1 Blunt Point  65  1/2
HRN 50*  BGS-25, BTP-X CTXB Blunt Point  48  1/2
 HRN 50   CTB Blunt Point  40  1/2
  BTV-20, BTP-1 CTB-1 Blunt Point  36  1/2
    CTB-2 Blunt Point  26  1/2
  BTV-20 SHB Blunt Point  26  1/2
HR 65*, HR 75, HRX 70 GS-27 XLH Taperpoint  70  1/2
HR 40*, HR 37, HR 43   LH Taperpoint  40  1/2
HR 35*, HRX 36 V-26,CV-300 MH Taperpoint  36  1/2
HR 26*, HRX 26 CV-305,V-20VF-20 SH Taperpoint  26  1/2
HR 22*, HRX 22 CV-25 SH-1 Taperpoint  22  1/2
HR 20*, HRX 22 CV-316,CV-24 SH-2 Taperpoint  20  1/2
HR 17*, HR 16 CV-26,CV-331,CV-23,CVF-23 RB-1 Taperpoint  17  1/2
HR 13*  CV-22,CVF-22 RB-2 Taperpoint  13  1/2
HR 14*    UCL Taperpoint  13  1/2
HR 15*  CVF-21 TF Taperpoint  13  1/2
HR 10*  CV-20,CV-337 RB-3 Taperpoint  11  1/2
 HR 8   BVH100-3 Taperpoint  5  1/2
 HRT 50 KV-56 V-56 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle  60  1/2
HRT 48*  KV-40 V-40 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle  48  1/2
HRT 40*, HRT 37 KV-37 V-37 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle  40  1/2
HRT 37*  KV-34 V-34 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle  36  1/2
HRT 26*, HRT 25 Y-5,KV-7 V-7 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle  26  1/2
HRT 17*, HRT 20 Y-31,KV-5,KVF-5 V-5 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle  17  1/2
HS 45*, HS 48 C-50, GS-18 LS-1 Reverse Cutting  45  1/2
HS 48*, HS 45 GS-13 CPX Reverse Cutting  48  1/2
HS 40*, HS 37 GS-12 CP Reverse Cutting  40  1/2
HS 36*, HS 37 GS-11 CP-1 Reverse Cutting  36  1/2
HS 26*, HS 27 C-25, GS-10 CP-2 Reverse Cutting  26  1/2
HS 40*, HS 37 HOS-12 OS-8 Reverse Cutting  40  1/2
HS 36*, HS 37 HOS-11 OS-6 Reverse Cutting  36  1/2
HS 22*, HS 21 HOS-10 OS-4 Reverse Cutting  22  1/2
HS 18*, HS 15   OS-2 Reverse Cutting  17  1/2
HS 22*, HS 21 C-23 X-1 Reverse Cutting  22  1/2
HS 18*, HS 15 C-26, C-22 J-1 Reverse Cutting  17  1/2
HS 12*, HS 15 C-21 M-1 Reverse Cutting  13  1/2
HS 15*, HS 18   PS-4C Reverse Cutting  16  1/2
HS 15*, HS 18 P-24 PS-4 Reverse Cutting  16  1/2
HS 12*, HS 15 P-22 PS-5 Reverse Cutting  13  1/2
 HS 12   PS-6 Reverse Cutting  10  1/2
 HS 10 P-21 P-2 Reverse Cutting  8  1/2
 HS 10 HE-2 G-2
MICRO-POINT® Reverse Cutting
 8  1/2
 HS 10 HE-7 G-7
MICRO-POINT® Reverse Cutting
 8  1/2
 DSC 16   PC-12 Conventional Cutting  16  1/2
 HLZ 8 SS-28 S-28 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle  7.6  1/2
 HLZ 8 S-2 S-2 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle  8  1/2
 HLZ 8 SS-22 S-22 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle  8  1/2
 HLZ 8 SE-175-8 CS175-8 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  7  1/2
 HLZ 8 SE-160-8, SE-160-9 CS160-8 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  5.5  1/2
 HLZ 8 SE-175-6 CS175-6 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  7  1/2
  SE-160-6 CS160-6 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  5.5  1/2
    CSM-6 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  4.3  1/2
 HLZ 8 SE-175-8 TG175-8 MICRO-POINT® Surgical Needle (Spatula)  7  1/2
  SE-160-8, SE-160-9 TG160-8 MICRO-POINT® Surgical Needle (Spatula)  5.5  1/2
  SE-160-6 TG160-6 MICRO-POINT® Surgical Needle (Spatula)  5.5  1/2
  SE-160-4 TG160-4 MICRO-POINT® Surgical Needle (Spatula)  5.3  1/2
HR 22*, HR 18 HGS-23 MO-7 Taperpoint 22 1/2
HR 27*, HR 30 HGS-22 MO-6 Taperpoint 27 1/2
HR 35*, HR 37 HGS-20 MO-5 Taperpoint 34 1/2
HR 37*, HR 35, HR 40 HGS-21 MO-4 Taperpoint 37 1/2
HR 40*, HR 37 HGS-24 MO-2 Taperpoint 40 1/2
HR 22*, HR 18 GS-23 CT-3 Taperpoint 22 1/2
HR 27*, HR 30 GS-22 CT-2 Taperpoint 27 1/2
HR 37*, HR 35, HR 40 GS-20, GS-21 CT-1 Taperpoint 37 1/2
HR 40*, HR 37 GS-24 CT Taperpoint 40 1/2
HR 48*, HR 45 GS-25 CTX Taperpoint 48 1/2
HR 65*, HR 60 GS-26 TP-1 Taperpoint 65 1/2
  V75-3 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 3.5 1/4
    V100-3 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 3.5 1/4
    CIF-4 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 13 1/4
VLZ 8*    S-4 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle 8 1/4
 VLZ 8 SS-29, SE-110-11 S-29 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle 7.6 1/4
 VLZ 8 SS-24 S-24 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle 8 1/4
 VLZ 8 SS-14 S-14 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle 8 1/4
 VLZ 8   CS90-6 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle 7 1/4
 VLZ 8   CTC-6L ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle 13 1/4
 VLZ 8   CTC-6 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle 13 1/4
VSM 8*  SS-1 SM-1 Reverse Cutting 5.6 1/6
DR 31*, DR30   TE Taperpoint 32 3/8
DR 21*  CV-13 BB-1 Taperpoint 22 3/8
DR 17*  CV-15,CVF-15 BB Taperpoint 17 3/8
DR 13*  CV-11,CVF-11 C-1 Taperpoint 13 3/8
DR 10*, DR 12 CV,CVF BV Taperpoint 11 3/8
DR 10*, DR 8 CV-1 BV-1 Taperpoint 9.3 3/8
DR 10*, DR 8 MV-175-9 BV175-8 Taperpoint 9.3 3/8
DR 8*, DR 6, DR 6.5   BV175-7 Taperpoint 8 3/8
DR 8*, DR 6, DR 6.6 CV-351,MV-175-8 BV175-6 Taperpoint 8 3/8
DR 6.5*, DR 6, DR 5.1 MVF-135-5, MV-135-5 BV130-5 Taperpoint 6.5 3/8
DR 5*, DR 5.1, DR 6, DR 6.5 MV-135-4 BV130-4 Taperpoint 5 3/8
DR 3.75*  MV-135-3 BV130-3  Taperpoint 3.8 3/8
DR 5.1*, DR 5, DR 6 MV-100-4, MVK-100-4  BV100-4  Taperpoint 5.1 3/8
DR 3.75*, DR 5 MV-100-3 BV100-3  Taperpoint 3.8 3/8
DR 5.1*, DR 5, DR 6 MV-70-4 BV75-4  Taperpoint 5.1 3/8
DR 3.75*, DR 5 MV-70-3, MVK-70-3 BV75-3 Taperpoint 3.8 3/8
DR 3.75*, DR 5 BV-50-3 BV50-3 Taperpoint 3.8 3/8
 DRT 17 KV-26 V-26  TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 26 3/8
DRT 17*, DRT 13 YE-7,KV-15 V-4 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 17 3/8
DRT 13*, DRT 11 KV-11,KVF-11 CC-1 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 13 3/8
DRT 10*, DRT 11 KV-1,KVF-5 CC TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 9.3 3/8
    V130-5 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 5.8 3/8
    V130-4 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 4.2 3/8
    V130-3 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle 3.8 3/8
DS 60*, DS 90   LR  Reverse Cutting 75 3/8
DS 36*, DS 30, DS 37, DS 38 C-17 FSLX  Reverse Cutting 36 3/8
DS 30*, DS 26, DS 36, DS 37 C-16 FSL  Reverse Cutting 30 3/8
DS 26*, DS 25, DS 24 C-15 FS Reverse Cutting 26  3/8
DS 24*, DS 25, DS 26 C-14 FS-1 Reverse Cutting 24  3/8
DS 19*, DS 16, DS 20 C-13 FS-2 Reverse Cutting 19  3/8
DS 12*, DS 10, DS 15   M-2 Reverse Cutting  13  3/8
DS 12*, DS 10, DS 15   C-3 Reverse Cutting  13  3/8
DS 12*, DS 10, DS 15 C-1 C-2 Reverse Cutting  13  3/8
 DSC 16, DSC 22 PC-12 PC-5 Conventional Cutting  19  3/8
DSC 16*, DSC 15 PC-11 PC-3 Conventional Cutting  16  3/8
DSC 15*  P-13,PC-10 PC-1 Conventional Cutting  13  3/8
 DSM 25, DS 36 P-18 PSLX Precision Point Reverse Cutting  36  3/8
 DSM 25, DS 30 P-17 PSL Precision Point Reverse Cutting  30  3/8
DSM 25*, DS 26   PS Precision Point Reverse Cutting  26  3/8
DSM 25*, DS 24 P-14 PS-1 Precision Point Reverse Cutting  24  3/8
DSM 19*, DS 19 P-12 PS-2 Precision Point Reverse Cutting  19  3/8
DSM 15*, DSM 19, DS 16 P-11 PS-3 Precision Point Reverse Cutting  16  3/8
DSM 12*, DSM 15, DS 12 P-13 P-3 Precision Point Reverse Cutting  13  3/8
DSM 12*, DS 10 P-10 P-1 Precision Point Reverse Cutting  11  3/8
DSM 8*, DSM 6.5 P-16 P-6 Precision Point Reverse Cutting  8  3/8
DLZ 6.4*, DLZ 6.2 SE-140-8 CS140-8 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  6.5  3/8
DLZ 6.4*, DLZ 6.2 SE-140-6 CS140-6 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  6.5  3/8
DLZ 6.4*, DLZ 6.2 SE-140-8, SE-140-9 TG140-8 MICRO-POINT® Surgical Needle (Spatula)  6.5  3/8
DLZ 6.4*, DLZ 6.2 SE-140-6 TG140-6 MICRO-POINT® Surgical Needle (Spatula)  6.5  3/8
DLZ 6.4*, DLZ 6.2 SE-100-8 TG100-8 MICRO-POINT® Surgical Needle (Spatula)  6.5  3/8
 DLZ 6.2   VAS100-4 MICRO-POINT® Surgical Needle (Spatula)  5  3/8
DSM 6.5*, DSM 8 HE-10, HE-6 G-6
MICRO-POINT® Reverse Cutting
5.6 3/8
DS 10*, DSM 12 HE-1 G-1
MICRO-POINT® Reverse Cutting
11 3/8
DSM 12*, DS 12 HE-3 G-3
MICRO-POINT® Reverse Cutting
13 3/8
 FR 38 GU-44 UR-4 Taperpoint  40  5/8
 FR 38 GU-45 UR-5 Taperpoint  36  5/8
 FR 27 GU-46, HGU-46 UR-6 Taperpoint  26  5/8
    TF-5 Taperpoint  8  5/8
 DLZ 6.4   CSB-6 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  5  Bi-Curve
 VLZ 8 SD-1 RD-1 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle  8  Center Point Spatula
 DLZ 6.2   CSC-6 ULTIMA® Ophthalmic Needle  5  Compound Curve
 J-RX 22   EN-S Taperpoint  19  Endoscopy
J-RX 30*  V-38 Taperpoint  30  Endoscopy
 DSC 60 SCC-1 CCS-1 Conventional Cutting - Sternum  60  Sternum
 DSC 40 SCC CCS Conventional Cutting - Sternum  48  Sternum
GR 45*,    ST-1 Taperpoint  45  Straight
 GR 20   ST-3 Taperpoint  22  Straight
GR 20*  ST-4 ST-4 Taperpoint  19  Straight
    ST100-3 Taperpoint  3  Straight
    V-47 TAPERCUT® Surgical Needle  36  Straight
GR 60*, GR 60   SKS-3 Straight Cutting  60  Straight
GR 60*, GR 60   SKS Straight Cutting  60  Straight
 GR 60 SC-2 KS Straight Cutting  60  Straight
 GR 45 SC-1 TS Straight Cutting  48  Straight
  SC-11 SC-1 Straight Cutting  13  Straight
GLZ 16*    STC-6 SABRELOC® Spatula Needle  16  Straight
    STP-10 Trocar  254  Trocar