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History of Mechanical Sutures in Surgery

Felicien M. Steichen, MD

Product Details
Product ID: SUT05
Year Produced: 2008
Pages: 325
Dimensions: 7x10 in
ISBN: 0-9788890-5-3
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Design advances over the last three decades have resulted in a greater variety of surgical procedures utilizing surgical staplers. History of Mechanical Sutures in Surgery is a detailed guide to the history of mechanical suturing in surgery, presented by one of the leading authorities on the subject, Felicien M. Steichen, MD (The Pioneer of Modern Surgical Stapling).

  • History of Manual and Mechanical Means and Methods to Close and Join Hollow Viscera
  • Closing and Joining Hollow Abdominal Viscera
  • Hybrid Techniques of Manual Sutures and Anastomotic Stenting
  • Compression Closure and Anastomosis of Bowel
  • Intraluminal Devices for Inverting Compression Closure of Linear Bowel Lacerations
  • Needle-Armed Compression Anastomosing Blocks and Cylinders - Inverting Bowel Edges
  • Internal Compression Anastomosing Plates and Rings
  • Internal Compression Anastomosis Buttons
  • Endorectal Anastomotic Devices
  • Biofragmentable Anastomotic Ring (BAR)
  • Plastic Compression Anastomosis Rings
  • Compression Anastomosis Clip with Shape Memory
  • Mechanical Sutures in Hollow Viscera
  • The Early Days
  • The Soviet Russian Instruments
  • A Visit to Soviet Russia During the Cold War: Finding Unexpected Surgical Treasures
  • American Mechanical Suture Instruments
  • Tables
  • Cautions, Contraindications, and Safety Recommendations
  • Suggested Reading