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The end of surgical stitches?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:31 PM

Scientists have successfully tested a gold-based solder that can be welded onto surgical wounds using lasers.

The solder contains gold particles can form an elastic seal that moves with the body.

Scientists from the American Chemical Society have been testing the gold-based sealing material on pig intestines and believe it could replace traditional stitches and suture techniques.

http://www.dailymail...asers-gold.html

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:33 PM

Gold huh? that should up my insurance policy!


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:35 PM

Wonder if it will cut down on scaring.  Some people end up with so much scare tissue they end up having surgery again.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

what about the whole 'women love scars' thing??
saying that, i'm covered in 'em, and it doesn't seem to have done me much good.
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:37 PM

but on the plus side, I AM a welder.....
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

Cool discovery.  Almost as good as the nurse who uses pure granulated sugar to heal pressure sores and surgical infections.

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