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Garza VL
Scalpels, needles and sutures. The evolution of basic materials and equipment in surgery
Cir Gen 2008; 30 (4)

Language: Español
References: 23
Page: 224-230
PDF: 4. Kb.


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ABSTRACT

Objective To know the origin and the evolution of cutting and suture elements in surgery. Site: Personal bibliographic data and from the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán’s library. Results: Approximately five million years ago, a hominid produced the first cutting tools made from stone. The perfection of such elements is reached by the Homo sapiens in the Neolithic period. Needles are being commonly used since 20,000 years B.C., and it is reasonable to think that they were used to practice sutures. Therein, a long struggle persisted between the few people who were in favor of suturing hurts and the ones who were against closing hurts and binding vases. The appearance of metals produced changes in cutting tools, but it was not until the year of 1867 that the industry of surgical elements began. During the latter part of the XX century, different types of energy producing cuts have appeared


Key words: Scalpels, needless, sutures, history.


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