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1) how do surgical staples work, do they form a ...

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1) how do surgical staples work, do they form a perfect square?2)how are surgical sgtaples removed from scalps?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Pfeiffer replied 9 years ago.
Customer

yes, they do almost form a perfect square.

they are removed with a special instrument - it's hard to explain in words, so take a look at the link.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0008GCVOY?smid=AKZ54EXMVZHXW&tag=dealtime-hpc-mp-20&linkCode=asn

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
this doesnt help me, you only showed me a link to sa picture of the tool. Please tell me if they are pulled, because if they form a complete square how do you pull them out???
Expert:  Dr. Pfeiffer replied 9 years ago.

there are two jaws. an upper and a lower.

the lower jaw is a single 'blade' and upper jaw has two 'blades'

so imagine a pair of pliers - when you squeeze them together the lower blade fits between the upper two blades.

the lower blade is then placed under the staple, which stabilizes the middle of the staple. The top two blades come down as you squeeze the handle, which then bends the staple uppward and outward - effectively reversing the force and direction of how is was applied.

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