ABRA is a wound closure technique most often used in complex cases where regular closure cannot be created due to outward pressure of the viscera. A system of tensioned elastomers is used to gradually restore normal physiology, reducing length of stay and short term morbidity risks.
The ABRA® Abdominal is indicated for retracted, full-thickness midline abdominal closure after laparotomy for Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (ACS), abdominal hernia, mesh removal, AAA, or abdominal trauma, and for retention of abdominal wall closure.
The Wound Closure System is indicated for use in controlling, reducing, or closing retracted soft tissue defects.
-Achieves a low-tension primary closure
-Maintains domain, or quickly restores lost domain
-Reduces risk of hernia and need for mesh and skin graft
-Preserves fascial margins
-Restores normal physiology
-Reduces OR procedures
-Reduces length of hospital stay
“The Move” is a related technique used to massage the fascial margins, reshaping the abdominal space, and restoring regular physiology.