Use of an Adhesive Suture Retention Device in Leg Wound Closure

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07Jul

Press Release - Use of a Novel Adhesive Suture Retention Device in Lower Leg Excisional Wound Closure

Newly Published Clinical Study in the Peer-Reviewed Journal WOUNDS Supports Using The HEMIGARD™ Adhesive Retention Suture Device by SUTUREGARD® Medical, Inc.

The Wound Care Learning Networks (WOUNDS) released a case study focusing on using a novel adhesive suture retention device (ASRD) in lower leg excisional wound closure, with specific use of the HEMIGARD™ by SUTUREGARD® Medical, Inc.

Management of lower extremity excisional wounds can be complicated by the inability of the skin to withstand suturing, thus leading to surgical wound dehiscence (SWD). Before the case study, the authors speculated, “the ASRD can potentially improve surgical outcomes over the use of glue-based or tape-based products to bolster skin wounds under high tension and allow for uncomplicated linear closure.”

The HEMIGARD™ allows for increased peak suture tension prior to ripping human skin and, in some cases, can be used to close wounds in which traditional sutures had torn the skin.

The patients who received HEMIGARD™ in this case review showed statistically significant faster wound healing and a lower frequency of SWD, “Utilization of ASRD decreased the incidence of lower extremity wound dehiscence and resulted in faster healing times after Mohs surgery.“

The data show the use of ASRD effectively decreased postoperative complications in patients undergoing linear closure of Mohs surgery in the lower extremity.

By curtailing SWD, reducing incision-related antibiotic prescriptions, and effectively decreasing the number of incision-related adverse events, the ASRD HEMIGARD™ device can potentially lessen the overall cost of care in this patient population.

The SUTUREGARD® ISR Retention Suture Device and the HEMIGARD™ Adhesive Retention Suture Device allow surgeons to initiate approximation of high-tension surgical wounds with suture without damaging the skin. The devices do this by dispersing the pressure of the suture away from the wound edges.

Based in Portland, Oregon, SUTUREGARD® Medical, Inc is a private company offering novel medical devices for surgeons to repair challenging surgical defects more simply. SUTUREGARD® medical devices are intended to provide minimal wound trauma and reduce the healing period after surgery, providing better results for patients.

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