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staple

 [sta´p'l]
a stainless steel wound closure device, usually removed 7 to 10 days after the surgical procedure.
Removing staples. From Lammon et al., 1995.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

staple

(stā′pəl)
n.
A basic dietary item, such as flour, rice, or corn.
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staple

Surgery A wire-like fastening device composed of steel-based alloys, used to close operative wounds, especially of skin, which minimizes infection by not introducing a foreign body that would connect external and internal body regions. See Surgical closure.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about staple

Q. hemorroid stapling dose any one know about this first hand,or had it done themself? mail me if you have!Thanks Hi, I will have this done on 8/4 . I do need to have some info. about it from someone who has had it done what I need to know before hand!HOW MUCH PAIN, BLEEDING ect. Drs can only tell you so much because they do the surgery but not had it done themself. Please let me know soon, Please!

A. I haven't had it done first hand but I do know from people who have done it that it can hurt in the first few days after and there will be slight bleeding, however that is expected decrease dramatically and make the bleeding eventually stop.

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“Switch 2 Stitch is the answer,” says Sean Smith the CEO at Detectamet, “we have resolved the problems of loose sheets with our stapleless staplers.” These simple machines from Detectamet mechanically cut and push a small tongue of paper through the sheets and into a slit so that the papers are securely stitched together.
Basic features of two groups: In order to assess the comparability and avoid biases the two groups (hand sewn and stapler) were compared on the basis of age, gender, co-morbid conditions, weight, haemoglobin, serum proteins and malignant or benign condition.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery also offers the Proximate[R] PX Skin Stapler which features a pistol grip design for a comfortable fit and a positive ratchet mechanism for easy staple placement.
The Manual segment held the largest share in the 2017 in the market and is predicted to grow at a significant growth rate during the forecast period due to growing use of surgical stapler in general surgery and gynaecology procedures.
Our comparison of these 2 vascular control devices has shown that vascular stapler is advantageous in all respects except cost.
One patient (33.3%) from hand-sewn group developed wound infection postoperatively and no patients from stapler group had early postoperative complications.
Billroth I gastrectomy using a circular stapler to treat gastric cancer.
Briefly, the jejunojejunostomy is created in a side-to-side manner using an Echelon 60 mm stapler (Ethicon).
###(Conventional hand-sewn intestinal anastomosis)###(Stapled suturing style using EEA stapler)
Following this, an assistant would hold the pharyngeal mucosal remnants in apposition as the surgeon applied a linear stapler. (2,3) A closed technique has also been described in which the larynx is separated from the esophagus and skeletonized circumferentially.