Surgery: Current Research

ISSN - 2161-1076


The Barbed Suture in Bowel Stapled Anastomoses

Fabio Pacifico

The authors provide a review of self-anchoring suture with unidirectional fins, called “barbed suture”, that is an important technological innovation in surgery over the last decade. In their early experience the Authors used the V-Loc device in skin suture, then in urology, and only recently in intestinal surgery. They describe a technique for closure of the enterotomy after mechanical bowel side-to-side anastomosis using the “barbed sutures.” The Authors report their 66 sutures experience in different intestinal segments anastomoses. The procedure was safe and reproducible with good results