Jul 23, 2014, 1:35 PM
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Surgical stapler developed in Khuzestan

Tehran, July 23, IRNA - Researchers at Ahvaz Jondishapour Medical University, Khuzestan province, southern Iran, have developed a surgical stapler.

Surgical stapler is a device with specialized staplers which is used in surgery in place of sutures to close wounds, said Nader Saki, deputy head of the university’s research and technology department.

Surgical staplers are either plastic made and are disposable or made in stainless steel and are reusable, Saki said.

Sutures are more prone to leaks and separation than surgical staples, adding that stapling has some other advantages, including speed and accuracy of wound closure, which makes the stapler a useful operating room device.

“Sometimes staplers are used for end-to-end anastomosis after bowel resection or in oesophagogastric surgery,” he added.

“In bowel and lung surgery, staples are primarily used because since staple lines are more consistent, they are less likely to leak blood, air or bowel contents,” he said.