The Crile-wood Needle Holders are surgery-grade instruments designed to grasp and guide the needle when suturing. Crile-wood needle holders are 15cm long. A needle holder, also known as a needle driver, is a surgical instrument used by doctors, surgeons and veterinary doctors to hold a suturing needle for closing wounds during suturing and surgical procedures. The needle holder is made up of jaws, the joint and the handles. To maintain a firm grip on the needle surgery, the jaws are textured and short. They feature straight, dull tips and are designed to lock open in deep tissue areas. Made of stainless steel. The multi-position ratchet allows controlled pressure and smooth release during use.