Merit Olsen-Hegar Needle Holder, Sklar®. Straight, Stainless Steel. Merit's™ Olsen-Hegar Needle Holder is a ratcheted, finger ring instrument that also has built in scissors. It is used with intermediate weight sutures, commonly in plastic surgery procedures. Merit™ instruments are Sklar’s office-grade line of products and most commonly utilized for routine and in-office minor procedures. This product is straight with cross-serrated tips, and a central groove. It is 7-1/2 inches long.