This is a discussion on Sterile Skin Stapler, for bug-out bag and home. within the Survival forums, part of the Armory category; To better inform this thread viewers, here is an example one of the best staplers available.......used a similar one this morning. Note how small the ...
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|October 24th, 2012, 08:02 AM||#16|
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To better inform this thread viewers, here is an example one of the best staplers available.......used a similar one this morning. Note how small the surgical staple is, which is why it has very limited application for difficult wound closures.
Also, an example of the simplest of wounds that might be appropriate to close with a stapler....shown is a laceration near the ankle; here the tissue is generally shallow in depth, the wound edges are clean and sharp, the wound edges are not far apart. Even if repaired with staples, the wound (ankle) should be splinted, otherwise the rigid staples will "cheese wire" right through the edges of the wound causing the wound to separate and open again.
The last photo is an example of a forearm wound that would be inappropriate for staples alone or a wound that an untrained person should not attempt to close.
In a healthy person, this wound would heal fine in a couple weeks with simple cleansing twice a day and some manner of clean bandage if available. Yes, there would be scar, maybe ugly, but that is what scar revision procedures are for.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by mp9werks; October 24th, 2012 at 08:18 AM.
|December 7th, 2012, 11:54 PM||#18|
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Only 2.8% of German soldiers died from wound infections in WWI. Antiseptics, wound debriding, tetanus antitoxin, and prompt medical treatment were the reasons.
|December 27th, 2012, 07:01 AM||#19|
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I discovered staplers some years ago when having my head stapled shut one time. Lost an argument with a fencepost-driver in 2006; one of my sons took this pic when I fell asleep on the couch the next day. These were put in by an ER doctor; not at home.
To me, they're like scalpels, sutures, and a lot of things - a person needs to know the limits of both the equipment and their own skill & knowledge. I do keep several on hand, but both I and my wife have been thru substantial first-aid training (my wife's actually a medical technologist of 27 years now). She's removed stitches from various parts of my body and has pulled staples out of my head at our dinner table. Not during dinner....
I'm also a fan of super glue; KrazyGlue specifically. I carry it in my woods first aid kit, and have used it on myself and numerous others quite a few times over the years. Again, not a cure-all, miracle or magic, but a handy tool within its limitations.
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