SutureSafe Creating a low-tension healing environment
Creating a Low Tension Healing Environment
SutureSafe bridges and supports the closure of surgical incisions dynamically, allowing a cushion of skin movement while still pulling the wound margins together with gentle appositional traction. By doing so, SutureSafe may help reduce surgical site dehiscence.
SutureSafe is an alternative to static tape for areas of increased skin movement. It can be placed over top of sutures and staples. The Ripstop bridge limits extension of the silicone elastomer, while the adhesive fabric tape distributes forces across a large surface area.
* 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.