New techniques have emerged for laparoscopic port site closure due to the prevalence of and exposure to aerosolized viruses. Firms are reimagining the surgical closure procedure and coming up with safer alternatives to traditional port site methods. Needle delivery protocols call for minimal insertion, low tissue tension, and the elimination of suture fishing.
A simple needle and guide combination in conjunction with an absorbable suture is not only innovative but prevents nerve entrapment known to occur during laparoscopic port site closure, making this a superior device in terms of design and efficiency. The tower-like shape is easy to maneuver when sitting inside of the tissue, has a suture hole exit, and has a precise capture notch. Free needle puncture into the abdominal cavity becomes a lot more painless for the patient.
An anchor guard device is precise, closes ports without insufflation, and helps complete the job with much less tension than traditional looped suture closure. Abdominal wall thickness is less relevant when the guide has so much control over the depth of the needle bite.
At the end of the surgery, the anchor guard is placed within the closure site to capture enough fascia to work with. The needle is inserted into the tissue – then the suture is run through the guide and needle’s eye. Once the suture makes its exit, the surgeon then pulls the needle back out, pulling the suture through the tissue creating a loop.
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