Edina MN plastic surgeon Richard S Werner MD among the first to use new technology in closing wounds
Online PR News – 25-September-2011 – – Patients of Minneapolis plastic surgery clinic owner Dr. Richard S Werner are learning their cosmetic surgeon is the first to use the subcuticular absorbable staple technology, which is being cheered as the most significant wound closure advancement in over three decades.
The INSORB Absorable Skin Stapler wound closure technology is remarkable as it provides the speed of metal skin staplers, but the cosmetic results and comfort of absorbable sutures. This technology uses bioabsorable staples that are placed under the skin and dissolved internally in a matter of months. Patients will have no need for post-operative removals as these staples break down naturally.
Dr. Werner, who has operated his practice since 1979, was in 2003 the principal investigator for an Institutional Based Clinical Study for a revolutionary wound closure modality. This role allowed him the pleasure of being the first to use the technology, and gave him the ability to stay at the forefront and lead the way in surgical science advancements.
Dr. Werner also provided input into research and development processes for improving wound closure technologies, now used globally in hundreds of thousands of procedures naturally.