iTraumaCare of Edmonton, Canada received FDA clearance for its iTClamp Hemorrhage Control System, a wound closure device designed for emergency situations like battlefield trauma and whenever else quick hemostasis is necessary.
Already approved in Europe earlier this year, the iTClamp was designed by a Canadian Navy trauma surgeon who had substantial experience with wound management while serving in Afghanistan. It looks and works much like a hair clip, but with piercing metal teeth that bite into skin and pull it together to create a tight seal. The gums of the device apply even pressure along the seal and force blood to pool under the skin to create a clot while the patient is delivered to a surgeon.
Features of the device from the product page:
- Fast and Effective – fluid and airtight seal of the skin in a matter of seconds
- Versatile – can be used in nearly every traumatic injury scenario
- Intuitive – requires only minimal training and gross motor skills
- Compact, light and durable – each iTClamp measures less than 2 by 2 inches and weighs less than 3 ounces
Product page: ITClamp…