Comparison of healing process following ligation with sutures and bipolar vessel sealing.

@article{Peterson2002ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of healing process following ligation with sutures and bipolar vessel sealing.},
  author={S. L. Peterson and Patricia L. Stranahan and Dale Schmaltz and Carolyn Mihaichuk and Ned Cosgriff},
  journal={Surgical technology international},
  year={2002},
  volume={10},
  pages={55-60}
}
Local hemostasis is critical for successful surgical intervention and may be accomplished with a variety of techniques ranging from direct pressure to lasers. Critical assessment of the clinical situation is required to determine the appropriate technology necessary to achieve effective hemostasis. As a general rule, ligatures remain the mainstay for effecting hemostasis in all but the smallest isolated vessels. Although ligatures have been in use since the first century AD, both the… CONTINUE READING
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