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BACKGROUND Transabdominal laparoscopic hernia repair is a safe and commonly used procedure for groin hernias. Failure of peritoneal closure is rare but can lead to herniation and bowel obstruction. A new wound closure device named V-Loc was tested in this study. It consists of a barbed absorbable thread that is self-anchoring and eliminates the need to tie(More)
Leakage is one of the major complications in gastrointestinal surgery. This preliminary study compared a new barbed absorbable thread for gastrointestinal sutures with monofil suture material in a cadaver model. In this study, mechanical experiments were performed in 20 recently deceased individuals. Incisions were made in the small intestine, colon, and(More)
BACKGROUND The ideal treatment strategy for the dorsally comminuted distal radius fracture continues to evolve. Newer plate designs allow for variable axis screw placement while maintaining the advantages of locked technology. The purpose of this study is to compare the biomechanical properties of one variable axis plate with two traditional locked(More)
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