When Is A Skin Stapler Used?

by Giselle Lobo Writer & Blogger

Injuries can occur at any time in any part of the body. Some of them get cured with ointment and medication, whereas others require surgery. Since there are many advancements in techniques and therapies, you can easily find a cure for almost every injury or disorder. No one can predict emergencies or events. Hence, it would help if you used the latest equipment to operate and cure patients.

skin stapler is a medical device that replaced sutures. It can close large wounds or incisions quickly and cause lesser pain than stitches. You can also use it to close wounds in areas where the skin is tight against the bone, in operations to remove organs or reconnect internal organs. They generally constitute plastic bodies and loaded with a disposable cartridge. You get reusable and disposable models in the market.

How does it work?

Mechanical staplers work by compressing the tissue connecting two pieces of tissue with staggered rows of B-shaped surgical staples, and, in some models, cutting away excess tissue to create a clean closure of the surgical wound.

When is it used?

You can use a surgical stapler internally to seal tissue during surgery or minimally invasive wounds because it requires only a narrow opening to cut and seal tissue and blood vessels quickly. It also helps close skin under high tension, such as on the skull or the body’s trunk.

The advantages

There are many new devices introduced in the medical field for surgeries. One of them is the circular stapler you can use in general surgery, thoracic surgery, obesity surgical treatment, and colorectal surgery. Its controlled tissue compression provides the flexibility to adapt to the tissue depending on the clinical situation.

You can insert this stapler easily and remain carefree about breakage since it is strong. You can easily remove the staples with a stapler remover. It also reduces the amount of time a patient is in surgery and under anaesthesia. You get a better cosmetic effect with this device, and it is user-friendly for all surgeons and nurses.

This circular layout allows the stapler to connect two sections of the intestine or another tube-like structure after removing a portion. The staples cause the tissue to pinch up as rings or doughnuts between them. A built-in blade then slices off the overlying tissue, sealing the new connection.

How long does it stay in the body?

Surgical staples need to stay in the body for up to 21 days before removal. How long they must remain in place depends mainly on their placement and other factors such as the size and direction of the incision, the type of surgical procedure, the complexity of your wound or incision, and the area’s healing.


Staples have several advantages over stitches for especially large or complex surgeries, injuries, or incisions. In some cases, they may even lower your chances of complications like infection.

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