Wound closure

Gluing outdoes stitching

Results after suturing are not always aesthetic. Wound treatment with tissue adhesives offer a quick healing process, good tolerance and low scarring.

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Source: Meyer-Haake

Among these, EPIGLU is an especially fast polymerising product, an Ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate with good closure properties even for injuries that are under tension, Meyer-Haake GmbH Medical Innovations reports: ‘The product, which has been on the market more than 20 years, can be easily applied, does not require anaesthesia and allows fast patient care. Thanks to its tear resistance and adhesive power, this tissue adhesive can also be used for long wounds.’

It is especially suitable for cuts, lacerations, surgical wounds and skin lesions, the firm adds. ‘The wounds should not bleed anymore, may not be infected and should not be older than six hours. By eliminating stitch channels and tension, the patient benefits from a higher level of treatment comfort, associated with less pain and faster healing without complications.’

Epiglu is available as single-dose with 0.3ml and 0.5ml contents, or in a 3g vial for multiple use. ‘The application of the adhesive with single-use fine dispensing pipettes prevents germ development and the wound is protected against infections. The efficient content of the vials makes the product a very economic treatment option which is, even under financial aspects, a major competitor to traditional sutures.’


Meyer-Haake GmbH is at MEDICA:

Hall 5, Stand P21

11.11.2018

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