neoSurgical out of Galway, Ireland is introducing a new FDA approved neoClose device for suturing of port and trocar sites following laparoscopic procedures. Grappling with sutures and making knots that will prevent a hernia is its own challenge, and it also takes surgical time, but the neoClose device aims to make the process more intuitive, easier, and faster.
The system is used to slide two “AutoAnchors” into the abdomen that are anchors and sutures in one. They’re tied at the end of the procedure and help reduce the pressure around the site compared to the traditional closed loop approximation of the incision.
From the product page:
The most innovative aspect of neoClose™ is its method of approximation (Vector X™ Closure). This is associated with reduced tension at wound sites compared to more traditional methods of closed loop approximation. Closed loop approximation in the lower abdomen is associated with a 5% risk of clinically significant pain due to nerve injury. neoClose™ has the potential to lower this risk, due to reduced tension.
Minimizing wound tension contributes to a suitable environment for optimal wound healing. Over-tightened sutures can lead to tissue necrosis and excessive tissue overlap, which results in reduced tensile strength in the healed tissue.
neoClose™ eliminates the need for graspers or retrievers. Instead, its straightforward design allows easy delivery of the AutoAnchors™ into the abdominal wall.
Product page: neoClose…