Definition : Instruments designed for mechanical fastening of tissues (e.g., closing of wounds, joining organs, bone fixation) by delivering staples into the tissues. These devices usually consist of a mechanism for delivering staples and a preloaded disposable cartridge containing the staples; the mechanisms are frequently reloadable but for single-patient use. Staplers are available in many different types and sizes, including surgical staplers for internal organs and anastomosis of tubular structures and skin staplers for skin wound closure. Bone staples are usually delivered using staple drivers.
Entry Terms : "Staple Cartridges" , "Staple Ligation Units" , "Staple Anastomosing Units"
UMDC code : 20316