Letters Sutures v staples

Some troubles with staples

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2633 (Published 18 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2633
  1. Robert Kirby, consultant surgeon and hospital dean, Keele University Medical School1
  1. 1University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent ST4 6QG
  1. robert.kirby{at}uhns.nhs.uk

    With reference to the meta-analysis of Smith and colleagues,1 skin stapling has many disadvantages:

    • The cost of the disposable stapler and the disposable staple remover is much more than that of a suture

    • To approximate the …

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