Suturing intraabdominal organs: when do we cause tissue damage?

  title={Suturing intraabdominal organs: when do we cause tissue damage?},
  author={Sharon P. Rodrigues and Tim Horeman and Jenny Dankelman and John J van den Dobbelsteen and Frank-Willem Jansen},
  booktitle={Surgical Endoscopy},
It is generally assumed that safety of tissue manipulations during (laparoscopic) surgery is related to the magnitude of force that is exerted on the tissue. To provide trainees with performance feedback about tissue-handling skills, it is essential to define objective criteria for judging the safety of applied forces. To be of clinical relevance, these criteria should relate the applied forces to the risk of tissue damage. This experimental study was conducted to determine which tractive… CONTINUE READING


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