Combat Medical Systems (CMS), a company out of Fayetteville, North Carolina, received new FDA indications for its Combat Ready Clamp (CRoC), making it the only device approved for controlling hemorrhaging in “every compressible, junctional emergency situation.”
The vice-like device can be applied in less than a minute and works on areas of the body and in situations where standard tourniquets are not applicable and manual pressure is not enough, such as severe pelvic wounds. It’s designed to prevent slipping during and after tightening and will work on people of most sizes.
Combat Medical Systems of Fayetteville, N.C., maker of the CRoC, recognized the need for an atypical tourniquet device and has worked extensively with the U.S. Army’s Institute for Surgical Research in San Antonio, Tex., and with the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, N.C., to ensure the device’s clinical efficacy.
“The CRoC is the first device available to treat junctional hemorrhage of the upper extremity on the battlefield or anywhere else, and Combat Medical Systems continues to lead the way in the best care for the nation,” said Dr. John Kragh of the U.S. Army. “We in the military also continue to be impressed with their team which includes Wake Forest University in their commitment to the best care for these casualties.”
The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) recommends the device, which applies in seconds. It has already shown life saving success in limited use in Afghanistan as well as multiple Life Flight cases in the U.S.
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