The Endoscopic/Robotic version was first tested in a clinical simulation environment in February 2018, successfully completing a row of stitches, stitches around a corner and tying a knot. Its rapid development has been enabled by 3Dprinted miniaturised parts.
The benefits of using the Sutrue robotic/endoscopic suturing device include:
– Safer and quicker suturing
– Increased access to hard to reach places using the articulation of the device
– Increased suturing accuracy around circular structures
– Compatible with any robotic platform
The potential applications of the device include all forms of robotic surgery, but particularly the following areas:
This video provides further insights about the benefits and potential applications of the device from Mr Richard Trimlett, Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon and Head of Mechanical Support at Royal Brompton Hospital.