A new joining material for laser welding tissue during operations has the potential to produce stronger seals and provide an alternative to sutures and stapling in intestinal surgery, scientists report.
Their study, which involves use of a gold-based sealing material, appears in the journal ACS Nano.
Kaushal Rege and colleagues from Arizona State University explained in a statement that laser tissue welding (LTW) is a stitch-free surgical method for connecting and sealing blood vessels, cartilage in joints, the liver, the urinary tract and other tissues.
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