INSORB Skin Stapler being used to close an incision

The INSORB Skin Stapler

The INSORB Skin Stapler is a subcuticular, interrupted closure modality that is designed to create uniform, symmetric dermis-to-dermis closures.

Diagram of INSORB with close-up of stapler head and absorbable staples
INSORB Absorbable Skin Staple


The INSORB Absorbable Skin Staple is composed of a co-polymer derived from polylactide-polyglycolide with a well-established¹ history in wound closure.

INSORB Skin Stapler


The patented INSORB Skin Stapler is a sterile, single patient use device that deploys 30 absorbable staples, sufficient to close an incision up to 21 cm in length.

Close-up of INSORB stapler head


Keep the blue triangle fully covered by the tissue. This will assist with proper alignment of the staples and minimize external placements.



Benefits of INSORB vs. Suture

The INSORB skin stapler is designed to create uniform, symmetric dermis-to-dermis closures.

  • Increases skin eversion, which may improve healing and cosmesis
  • May reduce operative time²
  • May result in reduced hand fatigue
  • Eliminates risk of needlestick injuries at the time of closure

Benefits of INSORB vs. Metal Staples

The INSORB skin stapler eliminates the percutaneous insult created by metal skin staples.

  • Eliminates the pain and discomfort of percutaneous metal skin staples and potential “railroad track” scars
  • Evidence of reduced wound complications vs. metal staples³
  • Eliminates cost, patient inconvenience, anxiety and discomfort associated with percutaneous metal staple removal

INSORB Staples vs. Metal Staples

At Surgery

At 7 Days

There are multiple factors that can affect patient results and recovery and these results may not be representative.

¹ Gunatillake P.A. and A. R. (2003). Biodegradable Synthetic Polymer for Tissue Engineering. European Cells and Materials, CSIRO Molecular Science. Volume 5.
² Madsen, Annetta Madeline, et al. Absorbable Subcuticular Staples Compared with Suture for Cesarean Closure. Obstet Gynecol. 2015; vol. 125.
³ Schrufer-Poland, T. L., Ruiz, M. P., Kassar, S., Tomassian, C., Algren, S. D., & Yeast, J. D. (2016). Incidence of wound complications in cesarean deliveries following closure with absorbable subcuticular staples versus conventional skin closure techniques. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 206, 53-56. doi:10.1016/j.ejogrb.2016.07.501