Today at the 95th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Covidien introduced its V-Loc absorbable device for knotless, soft tissue repair.
"The V-Loc device is a breakthrough in dermal wound closure technology, and the feedback we are getting from surgeons who have tested the device is overwhelmingly enthusuastic," said Dr. Michael Tarnoff, Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Surgical Devices, at Covidien.
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The V-loc is a self-anchoring loop and barb device that eliminates the need to tie knots while providing even tension across the wound through multiple tissue layers. (See more about V-Loc.)