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About Medical Staplers

About Medical Staplers

Ⅰ. 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 resemble 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 usually come with a disposable surgical medical stapler.

Ⅱ. How does the surgical medical stapler work?

Surgical medical staplers compress tissue and fire a staggered row of staples to connect tissue and seal surgical wounds. If necessary, some stapler models also cut away excess tissue to clear the wound closure area.

That said, there are several types of surgical medical staplers that vary in how they are operated and used.

Ⅲ. Types of surgical medical staplers

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

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

Every time a surgeon fires a medical stapler, two things happen:

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

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

Now, 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. A medical stapler without a cutting function and a medical stapler with a cutting function may have different surgical uses.

The circular medical stapler fires rows of staples in a staggered fashion. 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 are another type of surgical medical stapler. These are designed to seal wounds in areas of greater skin tension, such as on the skull.

Ⅳ. Are surgical medical staplers dangerous?

Surgical staples and staples offer advantages over traditional sutures. Many may be safe and are frequently used in various procedures, but 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 fault of the medical professional using the medical stapler. This could result in serious injury or death. If the patient survives, they could suffer long-term or permanent damage that could cost them or their family a lot of money.

Additionally, medical professionals themselves may be at fault for failing to properly seal wounds or connect tissue, regardless of whether the medical stapler is working properly.

Because of these dangers, many have filed lawsuits against manufacturers and related parties.

With the advancement of science and technology, medical devices are constantly updated and developed. The application of medical staplers makes surgical operations safer and more convenient, improves the quality of life of patients, and brings many benefits to patients.

Since the development of medical science and technology, compared with traditional open surgery, more mature minimally invasive surgical techniques have become the unremitting pursuit of surgeons. The scope of the operation is expanded, the operation time is shortened, and the safety of the operation is improved.