Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, January 1st, 2006
"Current disposable hand-actuated staplers may pose reliability problems, especially with respect to the measurement of tissue thickness," according to thoracic surgeons in France, who "evaluated a newly developed stapler with a computer-controlled placement of staples."
"The SurgAssist system (Power Medical, New Hope, PA) is comprised of a console that houses a computer, a remote control unit, a flexible shaft, and a cartridge," explained D. Gossot and colleagues at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris. "The remote control...
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