Surgical staples are common products in modern hospitals, usually used in place of manual suturing. According to the FDA
, surgical staplers and staples may be applied in a wide range of surgeries to remove part of an organ, create connections between internal and external structures, and cut through organs and tissues.
Surgical staples come in several different types including titanium, plastic, and polylactide-polyglycolide copolymer. Surgical staplers are used to place external and internal staples and have advantages including quick placement, minimal tissue reaction, low risk of infection, and strong wound closure.
However, product defects or lacking informational guides for these medical devices can quickly turn them into a hazard for patients instead of a help.