Surgical staples, SEM

Surgical staples, SEM

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Caption: Surgical staples. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of surgical staple in a repair of dog skin. Surgical staples are specialized staples used in surgery in place of sutures to close skin wounds. Although most surgical staples are made of titanium, stainless steel is more often used in skin staples and clips. Magnification: x18 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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