Skin Graft Suture Device
A suturing device with sewing machine-like action for rapid skin graft quilting using absorbable thread with bristles or tines. The prototype has been used to carry out challenging urinary reconstruction skin grafts in 30 seconds. Additional applications include plastic surgery for burn victims, hernia repair, and battlefield surgery. Patent Pending...
Inventor(s): Dmitriy Nikolavsky, Gennady Bratslavsky
Keywords(s): #SUNYresearch, barbed suture, healthcare, medical devices, surgery, suturing technique, Technology
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Medical Devices, Technology Classifications > Healthcare, Campus > Upstate Medical University