Stapling is much faster than suturing by hand, and also more accurate and consistent citationneeded. Staples are primarily used in bowel and lung surgery, because staple lines are more consistent and therefore less likely to leak blood, air or bowel contents. Still, several randomized controlled trials have shown no significant difference in … Read more
Staples do not dissolve because they are made from stainless steel, titanium etc. Some stitches are dissolve-able which can take 1-2 weeks to dissolve.