Shape Memory Alloy Fixator System for Suturing Tissue in Minimal Access Surgery

@article{Xu1999ShapeMA,
  title={Shape Memory Alloy Fixator System for Suturing Tissue in Minimal Access Surgery},
  author={Wei Xu and Tim G. Frank and G. Stockham and Alfred Cuschieri},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={1999},
  volume={27},
  pages={663-669}
}
A new technique for suturing human tissue is described in which tissue closure is achieved by means of small fixators made from shape memory alloy. The aim of the development is to provide an alternative to thread suturing in minimal access surgery, which is quicker and requires less skill to achieve the required suturing quality. The design of the fixators… CONTINUE READING