QUILLTM – Versatile Knotless Tissue-Closure Device
- Helically aligned barbs
- Eliminates knot tying, reducing OR time , , , , , , , , 
- Bidirectional design enables two individuals to close at same time , 
- Potentially less time under anaesthesia , 
- Controlled tension and approximation during closure , 
- The original barbed suture launched in 2007
- Used in more than 25 million surgical cases
- Studied in more than 80 clinical papers
- Complete range of absorbable and non-absorbable materials and configurations including MonodermTM, PDO and Polypropylene
- More than 200 SKUs available in sizes 5-0 to 2 
QUILLTM Knotless Tissue-Closure Device
QUILLTM Variable Loop Device
Brochure QUILL™ Knotless Tissue-Closure Device
 Mansour A, Ballard R, Garg S, Baulesh D, Erickson M. The Use of Barbed Sutures During Scoliosis Fusion Wound Closure: A Quality Improvement Analysis. Journal of Pediatric. Orthopedics. Volume 33, Number 8, Dec 2013.
 Ting N, Moric M, Della Valle C, Levine B. Use of Knotless Suture for Closure of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasties; A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial. J. of Arthroplasty vol 27, no. 10. 2012.
 Gililland J, Anderson L, Pelt C, Peters C. Barbed Versus Standard Sutures for Closure in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Prospective Randomized Trial. Journal of Arthroplasty 29 suppl. 2 June, 2014;135-8.
 Eickmann T, Quane E. Total Knee Arthroplasty Closure with Barbed Suture. J. of Knee Surgery. 2010;23:163-8.
 Stephens S, Politi J, Taylor B. Evaluation of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Incision Closure with the Use of Continuous Bidirectional Barbed Suture. Surgical Technology, International XXI, Orthopaedic Surgery. 2011;#338,1-5.
 Smith E, Shukla P, Matzkin E. (Tufts Med Center; Brigham & Womens hospital). Barbed Versus Traditional Sutures: Closure Time, Cost, and Wound Related Outcomes in Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, Spring, 2014.
 Gililland J, Anderson L, Sun LG, Erickson J, Peters C. Perioperative Closure-related Complication Rates and Cost Analysis of Barbed Suture for Closure in TKA. CORR. Sept. 28, 2011.
 Nett M, Cushner F, Avelar R. Water-Tight Knee Arthrotomy Closure: Comparison of a Novel Single Bidirectional Barbed Self-Retaining Running Suture vs. Conventional Interrupted Sutures. Journal of Knee Surgery. 2011;24:55-60.
 Rosen AD. Use of Absorbable Running Barbed Suture and Progressive Tension Technique in Abdominoplasty: a Novel Approach. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. March 2010;125(3):1024-7.
 Vakil JJ, O’Reilly MP, Sutter EG, Mears SC, Belkoff SM, Khanuja HS. Knee arthrotomy repair with a continuous barbed suture: a biomechanical study. J Arthroplasty. 2011;26(5):710-3.
 QUILL™ device Instructions for Use.