Recently unveiled is the ZipStitch, which functions as a cross between a bandage and wound closure device. The product comes in a small plastic package similar to a band aid, and is intended for use when workers suffer deep cuts that might otherwise require stitches. Once the adhesive backing is removed, ZipStitch is applied over the cut and fixed in place with adhesive that can last up to seven days. Adjustable plastic strips can then be pulled to bring the two sections of lacerated skin together, saving the challenges and time associated with taking workers to the emergency room for stitches. According to the company, the FDA-cleared ZipStitch has been utilized over 600,000 times, provides less scarring than stitches, ensures better protection that butterfly bandages, and can be used on wounds up to 1.5” long.
Wound Closure-Bandage Combo Helps Avoid Stitches
It comes in a small plastic package similar to a band aid, and is intended for deep cuts that might otherwise require stitches.
Nov 1, 2019
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