Merit Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder, Sklar®. Straight, Stainless Steel. The Merit™ Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder is an office-grade, ratcheted, finger ring instrument available in a wide range of lengths, and used in multiple types of surgical procedures. Due to it's versatility, it is one of the most commonly used surgical tools for both human and animal procedures. Shorter length products may be used in oral, gynecological, or dermatological procedures, as well as with small animals. Larger lengths of this product may be used for deep tissue suturing such as in bariatric procedures, or in large animal procedures. The Mayo-Hegar needle holder is commonly used with larger, heavier suture needles because of it's wide jaws. This product is straight with cross-serrated jaws and a central groove with which the needle can securely be held.