Whether you suture or staple,
this changes everything.

If you suture...

The INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapler is a subcuticular, interrupted modality that creates a uniform, symmetric dermis-to-dermis closure. A recent clinical study found that interrupted INSORB Absorbable Staples have a "lower incidence of infection and inflammation in contaminated wounds" than a continuous subcuticular suture closure.
In addition, the use of the INSORB Stapler...

  • May reduce operative and anesthesia times
  • May increase skin eversion which may improve cosmesis
  • May reduce hand fatigue
  • And, eliminates the potential of needlestick injuries

Cosmetic Result of INSORB Absorbable
Subcuticular Staples

At Surgery
At 15 Months
(pfannenstiel incision - different patients)

INSORB Absorbable
Subcuticular Staples
  Percutaneous
Metal Staples
2 Weeks
6 Weeks

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If you staple...

The INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapler is a rapid, subcuticular modality that, with experience, is as fast as a metal skin stapler... and eliminates the percutaneous insult resulting from metal skin staples.
Therefore, the INSORB Stapler is a more patient-centric skin closure modality...

  • Eliminates the "pinching, itching and discomfort" of percutaneous metal skin staples and the potential of "railroad track" scars
  • Eliminates the cost, inconvenience, discomfort and anxiety associated with percutaneous metal skin staple removal