There are a number of different methods surgeons use to reduce the incidence of adhesions. The most effective way is to perform laparoscopic procedures whenever possible, as they carry a much lower risk of symptomatic adhesion formation. In addition, surgeons attempt to minimize tissue necrosis, provide meticulous hemostasis, liberally irrigate the abdominal cavity and use non-reactive suture materials. In some situations, drugs that inhibit the inflammatory response, such as corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, pentoxifylline and calcium channel blockers have been used. However, the most effective method of reducing adhesions has been determined to be the use of adhesion barriers, which entered the market in 1989 and is made out of oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC). It is absorbed within four weeks of application. Seprafilm®, by Genzyme, consists of sodium hyaluronate and carboxymethylcellulose, forming a film that becomes a hydrated gel 24 to 48 hours after placement.
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The "US Market Report Suite for Wound and Tissue Management 2016 - MedSuite" includes analysis on the following companies currently active in this market:EthiconCovidienAcelity (KCI/Systagenix)Medline3MBaxterConvaTecSmith & NephewMölnlyckeMiMedxPfizerIntegra LifesciencesBSN MedicalOrganogenesisC. R. Bard ArjoHuntleighSanofi GenzymeOsirismediUSAMedicines CompanySIGVARISCryoLifeAesculap USAZ-MedicaBio Compression SystemsAcellHartmannJuzoTeleflexStrykerVascular SolutionsDerma SciencesLympha PressTactile MedicalAndover HealthcareAlbahealthMCSCirculator Boot CorporationCeloxCarolonOthers include: Ackerman, Applied Medical, Adhezion Biomedical, Hartmann, Purple Surgical, Reach Surgical, Frankenman, ConMed, Cardinal Health, Chemence Medical, Dermarite Industries, Mckesson, Surgical Specialties, Codman, SunMedix, DeRoyal, Beiersdorf, Karl Storz, Kimberly Clark, Medlogic, Microline Surgical, Airway Surgical Appliances (Trueform), Ames Walker, Allegro, Dynarex Inc, Elastic Therapy Inc. (DJO), Graham-Field, Lohmann & Rauscher, Robinson Healthcare, Therafirm, SmartKnit, Venosan, DJO, Currie Medical, Normatec, ThermoTek, Alliqua Biomedical, Coloplast, Gentell, Hollister, Ferris Mfg CorpSteadmed Medical, Mckesson, MPM Medical, MediPurpose, Reliamed, Allosource, Soluble Systems, Johnson & Johnson, Human Biosciences, MTF Wound care, RTI Surgical, Xtant Medical, Stryker, Tissue Regenix, Promethean Life Sciences, Becton Dickinson, HemCon, Merit Medical, Hemostasis LLC, Marine Polymer Technologies, Cohera Medical, Hyperbranch Medical, Mallinckrodt, Ocular Therapeutix, Scion Cardiovascular, Atmos, Boehringer Wound Systems, Equinox Medical, Devon Medical SystemsInvacare, Genadyne, Medela, Premco Medical Sytems, Prospera NPWT, Talley Medical and others.*Not all companies are currently active in every segment or sub-report from this suite. For more details contact an iData Research Product Advisor.
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