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Short Incision: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Day of surgery. 10mm trocar incision closed with 2 SubQ It! fasteners. Note eversion (tissue is raised) to hold dermal tissue in close contact.
Comparison: Same 10mm trocar incision 22 days post surgery.
Comparison: Same 10mm trocar incision 45 days post surgery.
Long Incision: Inguinal Hernia
Left inguinal hernia on day of surgery, immediately after closing with SubQ It! fasteners
Comparison: same left inguinal hernia incision - 7 days post surgery
Comparison: same left inguinal hernia incision - 30 days post surgery
Long Incision: Cesarean Section
Day of surgery, immediately after closing with SubQ It! fasteners.
Comparison: same Cesarean Section - 7 days post surgery
Compare: Which incision would you prefer?
SubQ It! Bioabsorbable Staples
Metal Surgical Staples
Many surgeons still use metal surgical staplers because of the time savings (4 minutes for staplers versus 9 minutes for manual sutures for the average procedure). But staplers are becoming obsolete due to the increased risk of infection, cost and patient anxiety of returning to remove the staples. Now compare to the SubQ It! fastener, only 0.0064 grams, as fast to install as a metal staple, but it goes in under the skin so patient has minimal scar - and it’s biodegradable – no need to come back to have them removed.
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