Latest Stitches Stories

2013-04-24 23:03:58

AD Surgical brings in two new non-absorbable sutures for different clinical applications. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Today, AD Surgical announced the addition of Cable Nylon and Polyester sutures to its growing line of UNIFY® Surgical Sutures. UNIFY® Surgical Suture is a top-rated product with quality comparable to those of the market leader Ethicon®*, but at a significantly lower cost. "AD Surgical is excited to add two new non-absorbable, braided and coated surgical...

FastStitch Device Could Be The Future Of Suture
2012-08-16 11:47:27

After a surgeon stitches up a patient's abdomen, costly complications -- some life-threatening -- can occur. To cut down on these postoperative problems, Johns Hopkins undergraduates have invented a disposable suturing tool to guide the placement of stitches and guard against the accidental puncture of internal organs. The student inventors have described their device, called FastStitch, as a cross between a pliers and a hole-puncher. Although the device is still in the prototype stage,...

2012-04-05 23:00:23

Every type of medical specialty is covered with addition of 15,000 new products. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 ORSupply.com, a leading online marketplace for surgical supplies, recently completed an expansion that added 15,000 new product offerings, including dental, IV, wound care and X-ray supplies, as well as apparel. “No matter what your profession or niche, we have the supplies that you need,” said Brent Kramer, ORSupply.com Content Specialist. “We´ve got...

2011-08-29 12:59:19

Reconnecting severed blood vessels is mostly done the same way today – with sutures – as it was 100 years ago, when the French surgeon Alexis Carrel won a Nobel Prize for advancing the technique. Now, a team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a sutureless method that appears to be a faster, safer and easier alternative. In animal studies, a team led by Stanford microsurgeon Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, used a poloxamer gel and bioadhesive rather...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

Top-rated UNIFY® Surgical Suture features exclusive EasyPickâ“ž¢ classification system to simplify suture selection for surgeons. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Today AD Surgical and its affiliated company Applied Dental announced the release of a full line of UNIFY® Surgical Suture, a top-rated product with quality comparable to those of the market leader Ethicon but at a significantly lower cost. UNIFY® Surgical Suture features the exclusive...

2011-05-24 07:39:38

(Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- When skin or organs are damaged, the body naturally wants to heal itself.  Since the body cannot re-create healthy skin or tissue, it puts together new fibers that are not as functional as the original tissue, but that serve as a protective, useful barrier. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a special wound dressing that they report was able to considerably reduce scar tissue caused by incisions. Results of animal tests and of an initial...

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