Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




We report here an instrument designed by Dr Hasan Börekci that provides support to the knot to facilitate knot tying in laparoscopic procedures. We call the device the 'Börekci knot-supporting instrument' and the technique 'Börekci's knot technique'. Materials and methods: To evaluate the efficacy of this instrument, 17 surgeons performing laparoscopic surgery tied 3 knots using the classical intracorporeal method and then using the intracorporeal knot-supporting instrument. The times required to tie each knot were recorded and compared statistically. Results: Comparing the 2 knotting methods, the time spent tying the knots was shorter with the knot-supporting instrument in all 3 trials and the difference was significant (P = 0.026) in the third trial. Conclusion: This alternative technique can be used for all knots in laparoscopic surgery when classical intracorporeal knotting is difficult.


Knot-supporting instrument, intracorporeal knot, laparoscopic surgery

First Page


Last Page