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Trauma & Acute Surgery

For optimal patient outcomes, a wound closure device can facilitate the repair or healing by considering several important factors:

  • Strength and support. Tissues depend on the wound closure device for support during the healing process. Therefore the device must provide strength and support to maintain wound integrity and prevent dehiscence1
  • Minimize risk of infection. Wound-edge separation may contribute to the development of a surgical site infection (SSI) by allowing bacteria a pathway to enter the wound. All foreign bodies implanted in the body, such as sutures, can be colonized by bacteria, potentially leading to biofilm formation, which in turn can increase the difficulty of treating an infection.190,209 A wound closure device should protect against risk factors for infection, which can delay healing and cause excess scarring170,171
  • Minimize tissue trauma. Tissues are delicate and can be damaged during wound closure, delaying healing, impairing good cosmesis, and ultimately impacting patient satisfaction. Thus, the wound closure device should be designed with materials that can pass smoothly through tissue and have minimal tissue reaction172

Ethicon offers a wide range of innovative closure technologies, including:

STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices

  • A comprehensive portfolio of products with unique anchoring technology to maintain closure without knots, eliminating knot-related complications and providing more consistency, strength and security, and more efficiency compared with traditional sutures

Plus Antibacterial Sutures

  • The only commercially available sutures with antibacterial protection to address known risk factors for surgical site infections (SSIs)

DERMABOND® Portfolio

  • Redefining skin closure with a complete set of solutions to add strength and protection to a wound1,117,192,193