Safety, acceptability, and feasibility of male circumcision using the alisklamp device

  • Madani Essa
    Correspondence to: Madani Essa, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Jazan University, P.O. Box 114, Jazan 45142 Saudi Arabia. Tel.: +966 557720909
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Published:September 26, 2022DOI:


      Greater than 20 surgical circumcision devices are available worldwide for male circumcision. These have been developed so as to decrease complications. The hemostasis system classifies these devices as crush, clamp or ligature. This study assessed the safety, acceptability, and feasibility of male neonatal circumcision using the Alisklamp device (AKD). The AKD is one of the latest medical devices designed for assisted circumcision. It takes less time to install, has a better complication rate, and has a better cosmetic appearance than conventional surgical circumcision.
      The study was divided into two sections: assessing the safety of the AKD and evaluating parents' satisfaction. Convenience sampling was used in this study. In the first section, a form was filled by operating pediatric surgeon for children whose parents agreed to participate in the study. In the second section, a total of 100 male children were included in the study based on the sample size guidelines of the World Health Organization. The circumcision was performed by an experienced pediatric surgeon following the manufacturer's instructions.
      The procedures were completed without AKD failure or unwelcome preputial loss. The results showed that 63.54% of the children were circumcised in their first four weeks of life. About 60.42% of the procedures were completed within 5–10 min. Also, 95.83% of the children had no postoperative complications. Further, 90.63% of parents were satisfied with the AKD and willing to recommend it to others. During the follow-up, all of the children's parents were pleased with the cosmetic and final results of the AKD.
      Summary table
      Variables Percentage
      Pain relievers (Two doses or less) 69.79
      No Short- or long-term consequences 94.79
      General appearance of the penis (very good and good) 85.42
      Overall satisfaction 90.63
      Future recommendation for AKD 91.67


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