Suture Units, Automated
Definition : Suture units designed to apply conventional sutures to tissue with reduced operator intervention. This device typically consists of a suture-delivery mechanism, frequently including needles; a suture-carrier accessory (e.g., a reel); and an attachment to manipulate the equipment and control the suture delivery. Automatic suture units are available in a variety of configurations according to the type of suture to be delivered and the placement of sutures. Dedicated units intended for percutaneous sealing of the vasculature after catheterization procedures and to apply sutures to the skin. Dedicated automated suture units used through endoscopes (e.g., in the gastrointestinal tract), arthroscopes, and laparoscopes are also available.
Entry Terms : "Suture Units, Automatic" , "Suture Kits, Automatic"
UMDC code : 15065