Other stitching products and methods are tedious, slow, and inadequate.
EasyWhipTM outperforms the alternatives
Value Definitions:Ease of Use: Overall ease to use the product to stitch a graftIndependence: Ability for a single person to complete the stitching process without assistanceSpeed: Ability for the stitching process to be completed quicklyEfficiency: Ability for the stitch method to simultaneously stitch both sides of the graft with a single-incision bilateral stitchStrength: Ability for the user to place strong stitches for the intended useStability: Ability for the user to stabilize the graft during stitchingVersatility: Ability for the user to create custom stitch patterns
Free Stitch Method
The surgeon uses a curved needle and suture to stitch up one side of the graft and back down the other with the graft clamped on both ends.
PROBLEM: This method is time consuming, and it requires that the graft is pierced with the needle a large number of times.
The surgeon uses a loop needle to simultaneously stitch both sides of the graft. This method reduces the number of punctures and saves time compared to the free stitch method.
PROBLEM: The graft must be free on one end to use the loop method, so an assistant must help. The graft experiences movement and variable tensions which can make it difficult to accurately place stitches.
The surgeon uses a curved needle to create a locking loop stitch up one side of the graft and back down the other. This method creates a stitch pattern that demonstrates superior pullout strength when compared to a whip stitch.
PROBLEM: This method is complex and very time-consuming because only one side is stitched at a time.