The Appose™ skin stapler is designed to be fired from multiple angles. It has an ejector spring that automatically disengages the staple to facilitate instrument removal in any direction.
The flat, dimpled staple top span is designed to ensure proper staple formation. To use the skin stapler properly, squeeze the trigger completely and release, do NOT pull or lift up on the stapler when releasing the trigger. Failure to completely squeeze the handle can result in incomplete staple formation and insufficient wound approximation.
The Appose™ single use skin staplers line has two different size staples: regular and wide. In the closed position, the regular staple has a width/crown of 4.8 mm and leg length of 3.4 mm; the wide staple has a width/crown of 6.5 mm and leg length of 4.1 mm.