How can we use skin staplers

Skin staplers can be effectively used to secure skin grafts to the cutaneous tissue bordering the recipient site. The skin graft is applied over the recipient site, with its borders slightly overlapping the wound edge.

Skin staplers are applied while adjusting the graft tension to assure proper graft to bed contact. Skin staples are also used to secure dressings over a grafted area to prevent shifting of the dressing beneath the overlying bandage layer.

Surgical staplers also allow the small-animal surgeon to perform a variety of challenging abdominal medical procedures more quickly and consistently than with conventional, hand-suturing techniques.

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