US Surgical meniscal stapler gets 510(k) clearance:
This article was originally published in Clinica
US Surgical has received 510(k) clearance to market its minimally-invasive meniscal stapler in the US. Traditional arthroscopic knee surgery is difficult because it requires suturing in a tight place. The SDsorb meniscal stapler, which is inserted into the knee through a pencil-thin cannula, allows the surgeon to repair the meniscus by simply squeezing the instrument handle to insert staples that become completely absorbed by the body as the injury heals.