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The instrument consists of two movable arms, with each arm consisting of a prong to mount the closure device. The surgical device consists of two pieces and is designed in a manner such that they interlock when brought together. The instrument can either be made from stainless steel or from plastic while the locking device is made from a biodegradable material like polyglactin.
During the closure procedure, the edges of the incision are brought together by the movable arms of the instrument and secured using the closure device that is mounted on the prongs of the instrument. After the wound is secured, the instrument is safely removed without pulling out any of the tissue. The design of the instrument allows for the use of multiple prongs that is required to close very large incisions.