ABRA Adhesive Provides non-invasive skin closure of retracted skin defects, leaving nothing behind except a sound primary repair

Topical Atraumatic Traction for Open Wounds

ABRA Adhesive provides non-invasive closure of retracted skin defects. A sound primary closure replaces skin grafting and the associated rehabilitation, pain, and loss of function.

ABRA Adhesive is indicated for use in controlling, reducing, or closing retracted soft tissue defects. Application can occur bedside without trauma or the need for anesthesia. The adhesive is strong but gentle on skin, allowing for distribution of traction over a large surface area.

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Results at a glance*


Example One

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ABRA Adhesive used to close a fasciotomy wound

Example Two

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ABRA Adhesive used to close a sternal wound

CWM02A ABRA Adhesive Skin Closure Set

PACK (10 packs/set)
        1. Small Adhesive Anchors (2/pack)
        2. 50 cm Silicone Elastomer (1/pack)

* These cases contain 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.

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.

Retracted Wounds

Open wounds retract laterally due to the inherent mechanical properties of tissue, increasing the degree of difficulty and time to definitive closure. A long-standing retracted open wound is not necessarily a permanent defect.

ABRA Adhesive can return tissue back to its closed system state with normal functional tension.

**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