Technical Brief

A New Surgical Barbed Staple for Minimally Invasive Surgery1

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Farhad Javid

Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM) and
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
McGill University,
Montreal, QC H3A 0C3, Canada
e-mail: farhad@cim.mcgill.ca

Damiano Pasini

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
McGill University,
Macdonald Engineering Building,
817 Sherbrooke St. West,
Montreal, QC H3A 2K6, Canada

Jorge Angeles

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
McGill University,
McConnell Engineering Building 452,
817 Sherbrooke St. West,
Montreal, QC H3A 2K6, Canada

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027118

2Corresponding author.

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(3), 030951 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1125; doi: 10.1115/1.4027118 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 1

The structure of the rigid barbed staple

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Fig. 2

The flexible barbed staple

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Fig. 3

Exploded views of the stapling mechanism

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Fig. 4

Staples interconnected with monofilament absorbable strings



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