Ethicon TRANSTAR and PROXIMATE circular staplers used during surgical procedures meant to correct hemorrhoids and prolapses are being recalled due to the danger they could pose if not used accurately. It’s been shown that doctors utilizing these devices might find it difficult to fire the staples adequately, which could lead the staple not to form completely. For the patient, that could mean intense pain, bleeding, sepsis, and more. Those with the medical device in their possession will receive a notification with instructions on what to do.
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