HEMIGARD® Interlock has zones of differing stiffness to offload stress in medium-tension closures without sutures and supports a wound closure for up to three weeks postoperatively.
How it works
To clean and dry skin, adhere loop piece with loops facing the wound and adhere hook piece (strap) on other side of wound so that strap is partially overlying skin. Pull strap to manually offload tension from wound edge and interlock the hooks of the strap onto the loops. Allow Interlock to support the wound postoperatively.
How HEMIGARD® Interlock
Makes Standard Sutures Better
1. End zone prevents blistering
The trailing zone of HEMIGARD® devices stretch under low tension, thus reducing shear force in high tension closures. HEMIGARD® Interlock can support medium tension closures: up to 5 pounds of force!
Uses a strong and easily adjustable hook & loop mechanism to close and support wounds.
3. Save time
The use of HEMIGARD® Interlock was found to have $93 to $159 of operative time savings compared to standard suturing.