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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 ...

Primary Intention Healing and Other Types of Wound Closure

From stitches to staples, tapes to glues, we’re familiar with the many different types of wound closure. However, there are also three types of healing that physicians and surgeons can employ based ...

Medical Technologies Affecting Wound Closure in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is a complex and difficult undertaking. Featuring some of the most innovative medical techniques being used today, these high-demand procedures allow surgeons to deliver beneficial ...

The Body is Built to Heal Itself—But Sometimes It Needs Help

One of the most amazing aspects of the human body is its ability to heal itself. There are 30-40 trillion cells in the human body, and every second that we’re alive, these cells work tirelessly to ...

Butterfly Stitches Versus BandGrip: What’s The Difference?

When someone has been injured with a deep cut or laceration, their physician has a number of options available to them, including sutures, staples, glues, and tapes. We’ve covered the pros and cons ...

Working Out and Getting Back to the Gym After Surgery

“No pain, no gain.” That’s what they say, but working out or returning to the gym following surgery needs to be done carefully and correctly, or there could be a lot of pain (and complications). As ...