Wound Closure Market Analysis | United States | 2016-2022 | MedCore
Wounds resulting from open surgery or other traumas may be closed with a number of devices. Sutures are the oldest form of wound closure devices. Staplers, ligating clip appliers, strips and tissue adhesives compete against sutures with their time-saving benefits, ease-of-use and greater aesthetics. The closure device market has been both fueled and limited by laparoscopic procedures. The reduced exposed area means that fewer closure devices are needed. However, more specialized delivery mechanisms are needed in order to access internal tissues through trocar sites. Additionally, wound closure devices continue to be required for closing incisions made by trocars.
- Year: 2016
- Scope: 2012-2022
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 8/1/2016
- Pages: 72
- Type: MedCore
Sutures are a long thread used to hold the edges of blood vessels, organs, skin and other tissues of the body together. The bodys natural healing process seals these edges together and eventually the sutures can be removed or absorbed. Suturing is also used as a mechanical technique to achieve hemostasis by compressing blood vessels. In certain procedures, staplers reduce the time needed for surgeons to achieve wound closure by as much as 60%. Reducing the time spent by surgeons and support staff to perform operations and increasing the throughput of patients translates to significant monetary savings for hospitals. Ligating clips can be used to permanently or temporarily close off vasculature or vessels. Like staplers, this mechanical form of wound closure reduces operation times and therefore costs to the hospital. Skin closure strips hold the edges of skin together, facilitating wound healing. They can be used in addition to traditional suturing to supplement skin closure of shallow lacerations or surgical incisions. Strips can also be used alone to replace removed sutures or staples or when the wound is small. When no suture or staple is used, strips greatly improve the cosmetic results as they leave less scarring on the skin. Strips cover the wound area and limit the risk of infection. Since they are applied externally over the skin, they are more comfortable for the patient during application and removal, as well as easier for the healthcare provider to use. In situations where skin may swell or become taut, it is not recommended that strips be applied. Loss of adherence is also another disadvantage of this device. Tissue adhesives are convenient, quick to apply and have better cosmetic results over sutures and staplers. Similar to skin closure strips, tissue adhesives are used externally to repair lacerations and incisions. Tissue adhesives have also been used in a number medical procedures including bronchopleural fistula repair, high-risk gastrointestinal anastomoses, middle ear surgery and mesh fixation for hernia repair.
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