Preference for Powered Versus Manual Endoscopic Linear Staplers Based on Surgeon’s Sex

Emiko Kono, Kohei Taniguchi, Keisuke Fukui, Yuri Ito, , , Takeshi Ohdaira & Kazuhisa Uchiyama
In many countries, including Japan, mechanical staplers have been routinely used for resections or anastomoses of gastrointestinal surgery. However, surgeons, especially females with short hands and a weak grip would have more difficulty in using manual staplers than males, because the same grip force is required when they use those staplers. 1 In the recent trend of mechanical staplers used in applications of gastrointestinal anastomoses, a new conversion in development from “manual” to “powered”...
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