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About Medical Staplers

About Medical Staplers

What Is A Surgical Medical Stapler?

A surgical medical stapler is a device used by medical professionals to attach staples to surgical wounds. They don't look like staplers one might see in an office. Instead, they looks like staplers used for construction or industrial purposes. Surgical medical staplers can be either disposable (made of plastic) or reusable (made of stainless steel). In either case, they are usually used with a disposable surgical medical stapler gun.

How Do Surgical Stapler Work?

Surgical medical staplers compress tissue and fire a staggered row of staples to connect tissue and seal surgical wounds. If necessary, some staplers also cut away excess tissue to clear the wound closure area. That said, there are different types of surgical staplers that vary in how they are operated and used.

Types Of Surgical Staplers

Generally speaking, most medical staplers can be divided into two categories: linear and circular. 

Linear Medical Staplers

Linear medical staplers contain a handle on the other end of the jaws. Surgeons use this handle to manipulate medical staples to seal the wound.

The detailed working process sugical stapler are like: every time a surgeon fires a medical stapler, two things happen:

  • A row of staples shoots out of a medical stapler to glue the tissue together;

  • The blade cuts off excess tissue to better seal the wound.

Currently, there are two types of linear stapler: ordinary linear medical staplers and linear cutting machines. The latter performs the cutting function, while the former does not. They have different surgical uses. 

Circular Medical Staplers

The circular medical stapler fires rows of staples in a staggered way. Due to their circular structure, these medical staplers are often used to connect parts of tubular organs or other structures in the body.

Skin Staplers

Skin staplers are another type of surgical medical stapler. They are designed to seal wounds in areas with greater skin tension, such as on the skull.

Are Surgical Medical Staplers Dangerous?

Surgical staples may take more advantages over traditional sutures. Many nedical staplers are safe and are frequently used in various medical procedures, but that does not mean that they are not without dangers. For example, a device may misfire or fail to fire fully, or it may fail to properly seal a wound or connect tissue properly due to the misconduct of the medical professionals. This could result in serious injuries or even death. If the patient survives luckily, they may also need to suffer long-term or permanent damage that could cost them or their family a lot of money. Additionally, regardless of whether the medical stapler is working properly, there is a risk that medical professionals themselves may take responsibilities because they fail to properly seal wounds or connect tissue. As a result of these dangers, many people have filed lawsuits against manufacturers and related parties.

However, with the advancement of science and technology, medical devices are constantly updated and developed. We can't deny that the application of medical staplers makes surgical operations safer and easier. Medical stapler do improve the life quality, and bring many benefits to patients. Meanwhile, compared with traditional open surgery, more mature minimally invasive surgical techniques have become the unremitting pursuit of surgeons. The operation scope is expanded, and the operation time is shortened, at the same time, and the safety of the operation is improved.