Surgery without Stitches

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10146   52 years ago
Magdy | 5 subscribers
10146   52 years ago
A thin polymer film that seals surgical wounds could make sutures a relic of medical history.

Measuring just 50 microns, the film is placed on a surgical wound and exposed to an infrared laser, which heats the film just enough to meld it and the tissue, thus perfectly sealing the wound. Known as Surgilux, the device's raw material is extracted from crab shells and has Food and Drug Administration approval in the US
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