Canica Design, Inc., the surgical design and manufacturing company based in Ottawa, O’Canada, has just introduced a novel wound management device called SutureSafe™. Launched at last week’s Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 53rd Congress, the device is touted to “isolate surgical incisions, allowing patients to move without incision pain”.
From the press release, received by Medgadget:
SutureSafe looks deceptively simple. Applied across an incision like a conventional wound closure strip, its combination of high tack skin adhesive, engineered stretch fabric and silicone elastomer stabilizes the wound while reducing tension on the suture line. A non-elastic layer used to set the application tension, prevents the wound from opening under sudden strain.
Designed by bio-medical engineer Matthew Archibald, SutureSafe is based on the research of Dr. Michael Bell, a Canadian plastic surgeon.
According to Dr Bell “With the growing emphasis on day surgeries, patient discharge remains contingent on comfort and mobility. SutureSafe dramatically improves both.”