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Future of suture: pliers + hole-punch

A tool that’s a cross between pliers and a hole punch may keep surgeons from puncturing internal organs when closing incisions.

“Doctors who have to suture the fascial layer say it can be like pushing a needle through the leather of your shoe,” says Johns Hopkins University team member Luis Hererra.

“If the needle accidentally cuts into the bowel, it can lead to a sepsis infection that can be very dangerous.”

Full story at Futurity.

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