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What You Need To know about using Staples in Wound closure

Sutures or staples? This wasn’t really a question until just about fifty years ago. Sutures have been used since the 16th century BCE, while the idea of stapling didn’t come to fruition until early ...

Six Innovations Making a Difference in the Medical Field

Advancements in technology are shaking up the medical field. Today, these innovations are offering ways to tailor prescriptions to patients and detect problem areas; providing the ability to perform ...

How Proper Wound Care Can Help First Responders

When others rush out, they rush in. First responders are among the first professionals to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, shooting, natural disaster, ...

How Long Does It Take For Sutures To Heal?

Sutures are versatile and familiar, with usage dating back to the 16th century BCE. This has made them the default choice for surgeons who may not be as familiar with newer wound closure technology. ...

5 Reasons Why Sutures May Not Be the Right Choice for Surgeons

Whether someone is going in for a planned procedure or being operated on during an emergency, surgeons have a number of choices when it comes to wound closure. Unfortunately, the most common method, ...

12 Resources for Orthopedic Patients Pre- and Post-Surgery

Surgery of any kind can be a frightening experience, so it is comforting to know that orthopedic procedures are fairly common; in fact, it’s expected that there will be a record 6.5 orthopedic ...

7 Wound Care Complications You Should Be Aware Of

Whether you go in for a routine procedure or are brought in for emergency surgery, you expect to be good to go once you’re discharged from the hospital. Unfortunately, some wounds may refuse to heal. ...

Advanced Surgical Wound Closure in Orthopedic Surgery

There have been significant advancements in orthopedic surgery over the last few decades—and with more than 6.5 million people expected to undergo orthopedic procedures each year by 2020, ...

Improving Trauma Care Around the World

Traumatic injury is a leading cause of death globally, and the leading cause of death in the first half of life (age 1-45). Studies have proven that with properly organized trauma care systems, many ...

Meet Your Surgical Team in the Operating Room

When you’re preparing to undergo surgery, you’ll undoubtedly have a lot of questions. One of those questions may be, “Who’s going to be in the room during my surgery?” While this may vary depending ...

How to Combat Burnout in the Medical Field

The World Health Organization just recently upgraded burnout from a “state of exhaustion” to a “syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress” in its International Disease Classification. And ...

Wound Closure Techniques for Trauma Surgeons [eBook]

For Americans between the ages of 1 and 45, injury accounts for nearly 60% of all deaths regardless of race or economic status. In this first half of life, motor vehicle crashes, drug overdoses, ...