For Americans between the ages of 1 and 45, injury accounts for nearly 60% of all deaths regardless of race or economic status. In this first half of life, motor vehicle crashes, drug overdoses, falls, homicides, and other incidents claim more lives than infectious and non-communicable diseases combined.
To mitigate the loss of life, numerous advancements in wound closure technology have been developed to help trauma surgeons, ER doctors, first responders, and EMS professionals. Many of these advancements focus on controlling blood loss and stabilizing patients within the “golden hour,” the window of time following a traumatic injury in which prompt medical and surgical treatment is likely to prevent death.
One factor taking up valuable surgeon time and compromising the golden hour remains wound closure. From traditional sutures, staples, tapes, and glues, to more advanced zippers and clips, surgeons have their pick of wound closure method. However, some can be time-consuming, especially in situations involving high-volumes of injury, such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, military combat zones, or a multi-car accident.
In this free eBook, we take a look at each of these wound closure techniques in depth, exploring the pros and cons of each. We’ll also highlight the latest advancement in wound closure technology, BandGrip, which uses micro-anchor technology to provide a simple, intuitive, and non-invasive closure method that can save surgeons’ time and save patients lives.
Ready to learn more about the future of wound closure? Download the free eBook Stop the Bleeding: Wound Closure Techniques for Trauma Surgeons today.