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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.

staple

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

staple

[stā′pəl]
a piece of stainless steel wire used to close certain surgical wounds.
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Staples

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.

staple

a number of wool fibers naturally formed into a cluster about as thick as a human thumb but varying widely in size. Used with reference to fleeces of fine-wool sheep. Similar structures in longwool fleeces are called locks.

staple measurements
includes staple length, staple strength, staple length variability, and the position of any break in the wool.
staple strength
force required to break a staple of wool of a given thickness.

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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2012), hence double row of staples proves more reliable and safe, whilst stricture formation is not marked if the correct diameter of stapler is employed.
We used to check the suture line after removal of stapler and the line was complete and no discontinuity was observed.
Application of the circular stapler in creating a Billroth I anastomosis after distal resection of the stomach has been described, but it is not widely used.
Use of a linear stapler for postlaryngectomy pharyngeal repair: a preliminary report.
Once the uterosacral ligaments have been mobilized, I position the ECHELON 60 Stapler around the lateral aspect of the uterus as close to the uterus as possible, incorporating the broad ligament and uterine vessels (FIGURE 2).
THE GIA STAPLER INSTRUCTION BOOKLET STATED IN PERTINENT PART AS FOLLOWS: "DO NOT USE THE MULTIFIRE GIA 80-4.
The quality of the coops improved because the staplers clinch the nails automatically, saving time and forming a stronger bond.
The hammer tacker costs about the same as an electric stapler.
No stapled papers staplers or staples are allowed within these food processing areas.
The commonest region of the surgical wounds in this study was inguinal, 20 in staplers and 20 in suture group, the regional distribution of surgical wounds in the suture group was mid line 10, mcburney's 06, subcostal 04, transverse 04, paramedian 04 and other in 02 among the stapler group, there were 04 patients whose wound length belonged to group a (<5 cm), 30 in group b (5-10 cm) and 14 patient in group c (>10 cm).