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  • Robot of the Week

    Posted by David Foster on July 30th, 2017 (All posts by )


    Automated suturing



    One Response to “Robot of the Week”

    1. Mike K Says:

      The first stapling device, called The Von Petz Sewing clamp, was in vented in 1920.

      We had one at LA County when I was a resident but the staples had to be loaded by hand individually so nobody used it. The disposable staplers replaced similar instruemnst that were not disposable and which used cartridges of staples. I have have several of those instruments which were expensive but are worthless today. I don;t think you can even get the cartridges whch were probably as expensive as the disposable instruments are today.

      I can think of a couple of applications of that robot today, like sewing in heart valves