Open wounds are critical to close and heal as they can cause serious infections. Wound closure devices, like sutures, surgical staples, and skin glues have been helpful in aiding this healing process. However, they also do some damage because of the puncturing and crushing of the skin.
Today, there is a non-invasive alternative to stitches and staples that prevents further damage to the skin. Called the DermaClip, the single-use, needle-less device promotes healthy skin closure and wound healing. It is also simple and easy to use.
The device, made up of two pieces of adhesive joined by a polypropylene bridge, is applied to the edges of the wound and closed by pulling the tabs in opposing directions.
The non-invasive approach prevents further puncturing of the skin.
The DermaClip has been successfully used in cases of cesarean section, mastectomy, adbominoplasty, wound and laceration repair, total hip replacement, skin tears in diabetic and geriatric patients, and pediatric wound closure. The simple design also allows lesser trained individuals to effectively close wounds, especially during emergency and first-aid situations.