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Staples

Definition : Small pieces of thin metallic wires, typically U-shaped, that are appropriate for mechanically fastening tissues together. Most staples are made of stainless, non-absorbable, biocompatible metals (e.g., stainless steel, chromium, titanium) or metallic alloys; they are available in several different shapes and calibers according to the intended use (e.g., bone, vessel, skin). Staples are used in surgery to join many types of organs and tissues, especially in the anastomosis of tubular structures such as the gastrointestinal tract and vasculature; other staples are used for skin wound closure. Most staples are delivered using dedicated instruments (e.g., staplers, drivers). Stapling is generally faster and produces less tissue trauma than standard suturing techniques.

Entry Terms : "Staples, Tissue"

UMDC code : 16771

   

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Innovations in surgical staplers and advances in wound care have revolutionized the design and their ease of use which supports a better patient outcome. The surgical stapling IQ Center from Medical Product Guide brings you hand-selected journal articles, white papers, case studies and other pioneering insight from industry thought leaders to help you stay informed in a time efficient manner.

Surgical Stapling IQ Center

Innovations in surgical staplers and advances in wound care have revolutionized the design and their ease of use which supports a better patient outcome. The surgical stapling IQ Center from Medical Product Guide brings you hand-selected journal articles, white papers, case studies and other pioneering insight from industry thought leaders to help you stay informed in a time efficient manner.

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