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Suturing Techniques: Simple Interrupted Suture vs. BandGrip

When the time comes to close a wound, most surgeons reach for sutures out of habit and training. After all, sutures have been used for thousands of years to close laceration injuries and surgical ...

Suturing Techniques: Vertical Mattress Sutures vs BandGrip

Stitches have been used to close wounds throughout history, but the last few centuries have seen a number of important innovations in wound closure. While new materials often get the most attention, ...

Suturing Techniques: Subcuticular Suture vs BandGrip

Surgeons have a variety of materials to choose from when closing a wound or an incision, as well as a number of suturing techniques, such as interrupted sutures and vertical and horizontal mattress ...

Suturing Techniques: Horizontal Mattress Sutures vs BandGrip

Sutures have been used as the primary method of wound closure throughout human history. Today’s surgeons not only have a variety of materials to choose from when it comes time to close, but also a ...

How to Make a Wound Heal Faster

One of the first things anyone wants to know after suffering an injury or going through a surgical procedure is how long it will take them to heal. The answer, of course, depends upon a variety of ...

BandGrip Featured on Chicago's Sports Medicine Weekly

BandGrip founder and CEO Fred Smith is a busy man. While he’s been building successful companies for years, since 2015 his work has focused on revolutionizing wound closure technology to improve ...

Common Procedures and Current Challenges in Orthopedic Surgery

An aging population means an increase in orthopedic patients, with data suggesting that there will be a record 6.6 million orthopedic surgeries occurring annually by 2020. Today, orthopedic issues ...

What Causes Surgical Wound Dehiscence?

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), postoperative wound dehiscence—in which surgical sites that have been sutured, stapled, or glued together following a procedure ...

Are Liquid Stitches Better Than Traditional Stitches?

Ouch! Accidents happen, and when we get a minor cut, we tend to just cover it with a bandage and forget about it. However, for more severe wounds that require a visit to the doctor, we may expect ...

ReducING Surgical Time for OR/ER Doctors AND IMPROVING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Today’s healthcare providers are facing major challenges delivering effective care promptly and efficiently. With medical professionals stretched to the limit and more patients entering the ...

Enhance Wound Closure and Decrease Wound Complication with BandGrip

The overall number of orthopedic surgeries performed each year continues to grow, with more than six million procedures expected to be carried out in the US alone in 2020. As pressure continues to ...

Infected Stitches: 5 Signs Your Wound Isn’t Healing Right

Surgical site infections are unfortunately a relatively common risk facing patients. As many as two to five percent of surgeries involving incisions result in an infection of some kind, although the ...