ABRA Abdominal Restores the primary closure option for full-thickness, retracted mid-line abdominal defects

Open Abdominal Wounds

ABRA Abdominal allows for the option of primary closure for retracted, mid-line abdominal defects.

Installation of the ABRA System pulls muscle planes and skin together from their lateral retracted state with relentless dynamic appositional traction, leaving the leading edge of the wound margins undisturbed when performing definitive primary closure.

An abdominal wound closure restores normal physiology, which in certain cases has been shown to reduce length of stay, short-term morbidity risks, and future healthcare costs.

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Results at a glance*


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* This case contains the opinions of and personal techniques practiced by the treating physician. The techniques presented herein are for informational purposes only. The decision of which techniques to use in a particular clinical application lies with the physician based on patient profile, particular circumstances surrounding the procedure, and previous clinical experiences.

** ABRA Abdominal is not specifically cleared for concomitant use with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. NPWT is used with ABRA Abdominal only if clinician independently decides to utilize it.

*** Can be purchased separately

CWK08 ABRA Abdominal Wall Closure Set

PACK (10 packs/set)
        1. Button Tails (2/pack)
        2. Button Anchors (2/pack)
        3. 50 cm Silicone Elastomer (1/pack)
SurgiFish (1/set)
13-hole Elastomer Retainer (1/set)
Cannulator (SWC01)*** (1/set)
Southmedic Surgical Retainer (Large)(CWKSR-L)*** (1/set)
Button Tails (For Post-Operative Care) 40/set

CWK-EX ABRA Abdominal Wall Closure Set Extension

PACK (3 packs/set)
        1. Button Tails (2/pack)
        2. Button Anchors (2/pack)
        3. 50 cm Silicone Elastomer (1/pack)
Southmedic Surgical Retainer (Small)(CWKSR-S) (1/set)

CWK-H ABRA Abdominal Wall Closure Set Extension

PACK (10 packs/set)
        1. Button Tails (2/pack)
        2. Button Anchors (2/pack)
        3. 50 cm Silicone Elastomer (1/pack)
Cannulator (SWC01)*** (1/set)

CWK-3 ABRA Abdominal Wall Closure Set

PACK 3 packs/set
        1. Button Tails (2/pack)
        2. Button Anchors (2/pack)
        3. 50 cm Silicone Elastomer (1/pack)

A Dynamic Tissue Systems® Solution Open wounds impose serious clinical consequences

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Dynamic Action

Gentle, unrelenting dynamic appositional forces (cyclic stretching) counters the retracting forces that keep wounds open.

How? Cyclic stretching of tissue facilitates collagen fiber rotation, increasing skin coverage.** Continued cyclic stretching leads to constructive remodeling including tissue generation and adaptation.

Unlike static devices, dynamic therapeutic tension rapidly addresses the challenge of the retracted, stable wound. Therapeutic tension addresses the inertia required to return wound edges back to their original position for delayed primary closure.

**Johnson, TM, Lowe, L, Brown, MD, Sullivan, MJ, & Nelson, BR. Histology and physiology of tissue expansion. The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology. 1993; 19(12):1074-1078