Research and development of a laparoscopic surgical device for ligating endless organs based on a flexible structure

Rui Zhu, Ikuo Yamamoto, Murray John Lawn, Yasumasa Hashimoto, Takeshi Nagayasu, Naoya Yamasaki, Keitaro Matsumoto
2017 Computer Assisted Surgery  
While laparoscopic surgery has become increasingly widely used, many laparoscopic procedures are time-consuming and difficult to accomplish compared to open surgery. One such procedure is the ligation of endless organs. In this paper, the development and prototyping of a laparoscopic instrument that could significantly increase the efficiency of laparoscopic ligation is outlined. The mechanism is based on a snake-like flexible structure which is actuated by control wires. A simple simulation
more » ... carried out by both experienced surgical staff as well as non-surgical persons to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed mechanism.
doi:10.1080/24699322.2017.1378790 pmid:28950732 fatcat:3bvja2h7h5ha3hxoux2y3vs3li