StitchKit® Technology Overview
The StitchKit® is a single use canister designed to pass multiple strands of suture with attached needles into the surgery site at once. The needles are parked into foam pads, holding them securely in place prior to being passed through a trocar to the surgical site.
Once the canister is delivered to the site, the atraumatic device is opened and the surgeon proceeds to suture for the procedure. As suturing is completed with each strand, the used needle is placed into a secure compartment within the canister for safe keeping until the entire canister is removed through the trocar using the attached retrieval string.
SK-002 StitchKit® PTFE
StitchKit® PTFE contains six strands of PTFE size 2-0 suture, 21 cm (8 inches) in length. Each needle is a ½ circle taper point, 26mm in length, similar to an SH or V-20 needle. The needle is colored black for enhanced visibility. This device was designed with input from leading gynecologic surgeons to facilitate robotic-assisted Sacrocolpopexy.
SK-101 StitchKit® PARK™
StitchKit® PARK™enables the surgeon to customize the contents of the StitchKit® device with the sutures of their choice. The cartridge allows the surgeon to pre-load the desired sutures for any suture intensive robotic procedure. Once the StitchKit® PARK™ device is pre-loaded with needles and sutures, the device is closed and delivered into the surgical field through a trocar.
Other Available Suture Materials
StitchKit® can be configured with an array of suture materials cleared by the FDA to facilitate many other robotic procedures:
StitchKit® is designed to:
Improve safety by eliminating exposed needle transfer and providing a visible, secure area to capture used suture needles.
Increase surgeon autonomy as individual sutures no longer need to be passed one at a time.
Enhance efficiency by delivering six sutures at once, which can be rapidly accessed when needed.
Allow surgeon to reduce assistant port size or even eliminate assistant port entirely, which could result in less post-op pain.
StitchKit® facilitates minimally invasive robotic surgery by transporting suture to the operative field via a uniquely designed canister. The canister held by one of the two tabs with a robotic grasper, and is inserted through a ≥ 12 mm trocar, safely delivering 6 sutures at a time.
Once inside, the surgeon opens the canister by gently twisting the two larger tabs on either end of the device. This reveals a suture holding compartment, which stores the six sutures. A suture is then removed by grasping one needle and gently pulling the suture out from the canister. Repeat for all sutures within the device as needed.
Each used needle should be placed into the StitchKit® sharps container blunt end first via either of the two trap doors. To remove StitchKit® from the surgical field, the surgeon should close the device using the tabs on either end using the robotic needle holders, until the device is obviously closed. It can then be transferred out through the trocar.
StitchKit ® Videos
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V-Loc™ is a registered trademark of Medtronic. Quill™ is a trademark of Surgical Specialties Corporation. StitchKit®, and StitchKit® PARK are trademarks of Origami Surgical Inc.