Seton believes that advanced care goes beyond treating patients and should create a culture of healthcare innovation. Collaborative efforts, such as this medical device from Dr. James Allred, help us work toward improved processes and outcomes by setting new standards.
The invention is a simple, easy to use and cost-effective wound care device for minimizing wound dehiscence (breaking open along the suture line) and scar spreading by reducing tension during the wound healing process and applying the just the right amount of pressure to prevent wound separation.
Acting like a “super Band-Aid,” the Wound Dehiscence and Scar Spread Minimizer allows the clinician to observe the progress of healing without disrupting it, and without removing, disposing or replacing the device.
Current solutions to minimize wound dehiscence and scar spread do not apply the appropriate amount of tension to the wound. These devices are further limited by their duration of use, high cost, and inability for the clinician to examine the wound healing process without affecting the tension surrounding the wound as a result of removing or repositioning the device.
- Intuitive and simple to use
- Scalable to various sizes to conform to wound size, orientation, and location on body
- Adhesion to skin for up to 5 weeks
- Allows for repeated access to wound site without affecting tension or skin adhesion