An aging population has made orthopedic surgery more essential than ever before, with nearly 7 million Americans expected to undergo a procedure each year by 2020. This increasing need has resulted in numerous advancements in orthopedic technology, leading to the development of less invasive procedures and the creation of more durable implants.
Despite these advancements, however, the practice is not without its challenges. One of the key issues facing orthopedics is the demand for surgeon time. Today, there are approximately 25,500 practicing orthopedic surgeons in the United States—when compared to the number of anticipated procedures, that equals about 275 procedures per surgeon annually!
One factor taking up valuable surgeon time 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, and often require a return trip to the surgeon for removal; others can be unsightly, and prone to scarring; and finally, some can be messy—and if not applied properly, can open prematurely and lead to infection.
In their new eBook Orthopedic Technologies Affecting Wound Closure, wound-closure device developers, BandGrip, Inc., take a look at traditional and advanced wound closure techniques, and the benefits and disadvantages of each. The company also highlights its own innovation, a non-invasive, quick and easy skin closure device that uses patented micro-anchors to close wounds, allowing the body to heal naturally. The eBook also reveals how BandGrip can reduce:
Time spent closing up surgical wounds
Risk of needlestick injury caused by sutures and staples
Discomfort and pain caused by traditional closure modalities
Scarring from sutures and staples that can negatively affect the patient’s perception of the surgery—and the surgeon
OR and ER surgeons and others interested in learning more about wound closure techniques can download the informative eBook here:
About BandGrip, Inc.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, BandGrip was founded in 2015 with the goal of developing a faster, easier, and non-invasive way to safely close wounds. After extensive canvassing of surgeons to identify ways to reduce closure time, improve ambulation, and minimize scarring, the company’s team of medical professionals developed the patented technology behind BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures.
Today, BandGrip remains committed to delivering medical innovations that allow hospitals and doctors to reduce procedure time and improve the patient experience, while envisioning a future where its products can help improve the lives of people around the world.