Suture-TOOL is safe and easy to use
Fifteen surgeons who were specialists in surgery, urology, gynaecology, and surgical trainees participated. The Suture-TOOL was presented to the surgeons who read the instructions before starting the test. Each surgeon closed nine 15 cm-long incisions in a human body model: six with the suturing instrument and three with the NDS technique. Endpoints were SL/WL-ratio, closure time, number of stitches, learning curve, and glove puncture rate.
Results from the previous study was repeated in the human body model: adherence to SL/WL ratio of 4 was 98% for Suture-TOOL and 69% for NDS. Suture-TOOL suturing was 30% faster.
The conclusion of the study is that Suture-TOOL is a promising device for clinical use. It is safe, easy, and fast resulting in a high-quality suture line with a short learning curve and a high functionality ranking.
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