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Wound Closure Technologies

Wound Closure Technologies

New technologies for sealing tissues that supplement or replace traditional methods of wound closure. These alternate technologies include taping systems, synthetic super glues, energy-based modalities capable of melding tissues together and a variety of alternative technologies that can replace traditional sutures and staples.

ETHIGUARD* Blunt Point Needles

Protect yourself and your patients—without compromising performance
Better protection from needlestick injuries

ETHIGUARD Blunt Point Needle is an innovative solution that helps protect you and your patients from needlestick injuries, providing you with a better needle option.

A solution to a costly problem

  • Over 384,000 healthcare workers in the US suffer needlestick injuries each year, putting them at risk for hepatitis, HIV, and other serious diseases
  • The annual cost of needlestick injuries to hospitals is approximately $258 million
    • The follow-up costs for high-risk exposure needlestick injury is almost $3,000 even if no infection occurs

A 2007 New England Journal of Medicine study report found that 99% of surgical residents had at least one needlestick injury by their final year of training—53% involving high-risk patients

Four prospective randomized trials have demonstrated notable benefits from use of blunt suture needles

ETHIGUARD Blunt Point Needles and conventional taper point needles both have a 12:1 taper ratio

  • Choose protection without compromising performance
  • Decrease the incidence of injury
  • Blunt-point geometry allows for easy soft-tissue penetration
  • Minimize bleeding and tissue trauma

ETHIGUARD Blunt Point Needle does not cause any more additional bleeding or patient trauma than a conventional taper needle

Its heat-treated, stainless steel alloy delivers optimal strength and ductility to resist bending and breaking

Use with ease

  • ETHIGUARD Blunt Point Needle is proven to be effective and user-friendly
  • Increase precision
    • A ribbed and flattened body affords stability in the needle holder, for improved protection against slipping

“Though cost is often cited as a factor for not using safer devices, it is actually a savings when you consider the cost of treating the individual once a [needlestick] injury occurs.”

The value you need with the protection they deserve.

The adhesive material in DERMABOND® forms a strong microbial shield to protect wounds while they heal.

DERMABOND® wears off naturally during the healing process, which is usually completed within 7 to 10 days.

While you will not need an appointment to remove stitches, your doctor may want to check on your progress. Remember: only your doctor or other trained clinical professional can apply DERMABOND®.

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DERMABOND® is ideal for:

  • Wounds in areas where skin is not being stretched or pulled.
  • Exterior, hair-free areas of the skin and areas not inside the mouth.
  • The face, but not too close to the eyes.

With Dermabond, a laceration does not need to be poked with a needle to numb the area. TheDermabond seals the wound better, making infection less likely. The scar is smaller than with sutures.

And it saves time. It takes a fraction of the time to apply compared with sutures. Sutures also require an extra visit to remove them-Dermabond does not.

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