DERMACLIP: A NEW STANDARD IN SKIN CLOSURE
The DermaClip® non-invasive skin closure device allows for the quick and easy closure of surface wounds and the final stage of surgical incisions with no puncturing or crushing of the skin. This needle-free alternative to sutures, surgical staples and skin glues is designed to evert the skin on every closure to promote healthy healing while being quick, safe and easy-to-use.
DermaClip has broad range
Used successfully to close 10,000's of patients, DermaClip® is achieving a new standard of wound closure. The device has been used successfuly in place of sutures, medical staples or skin glues to close a broad range of procedures, including:
· Cesarean section
· Total hip replacement
· Wound & laceration repair
· Skin tears in geriatric & diabetic patients
· Pediatric wound closure
With use ranging from the operating or emergency room to out in the field, DermaClip® presents a unique solution to reduce closure time while eliminating needlestick risk and skin punctures. That's the DermaClip® non-invasive approach to wound closure.
While Simple in Design, DermaClip is Advanced in Performance
Large DermaClip® in "Open" position
Large DermaClip® in "Locked & Everted" position
The DermaClip® device is a single-use, non-invasive, needle-less skin closure device that is designed to achieve full eversion on each skin closure. This is accomplished through a patented design that incorporates a plastic structures that mates a "Living Hinge" sandwiched between two layers of hypo-allergenic, alkylate-based adhesive to a ratchet mechanism so as to lift the skin in the closure process and evert it.
For larger wounds, the distance between the two sides can be expanded beyond the initial width. Just gently pull the adhesive pads apart to create the additional distance between the sides. After expanding the device to bridge the gap between the wound edges, manually approximate the wound to allow placement of the DermaClip® devices.
The Regular DermaClip® device used on a traumatic arm laceration
The Large DermaClip® used to close a C-section on a surgical mission
Versatile Enough for Most Wounds
The fact that the DermaClip® devices are segmented into individual units makes the device extremely versatile when closing wounds. The Large DermaClip® is perfect for a long, straight incisions or if there is tissue loss that has created a gap between the wound edges.
The Regular DermaClip® has a more slender profile, making it ideal for situations where wounds have curvature, are smaller, or need more precise skin edge approximation.
Strong Enough to Hold, yet gentle
DermaClip® is made of top-of-the-line, non-latex, hypoallergenic, long-duration adhesive. The adhesive is strong enough to effectively maintain wound closure for 7 to 10 days while remaining gentile enough for use on fragile skin. The DermaClip® device is made from non-latex materials.
This gentile adhesive is designed to work well works well on fragile, diabetic or geriatric skin. The adhesive based spreads the tension of the closure across the entire pad, reducing the focal tension on the skin edges that leads to additional trauma and skin tearing.
The goal of the DermaClip® device is to eliminate trade-offs in skin closure between time of closure and quality of patient care. The DermaClip® device's ability to be used on patients with fragile skin enables it to be one of the most complete closure solutions on the market.
The Regular DermaClip® device used to close an abdominal wound.
DermaClip is Mastered in minutes, but Closes in Seconds
Just a few minutes of simple training allows even lesser-trained staff to achieve proper wound closure, allowing DermaClip® to benefit even more patients. The DermaClip® application process is as simple as "Pick, Place and Pull." Simply, Pick the device off the backing paper; pinch approximate the wound and Place the device; and Pull the tabs closed. Simple, quick and no danger of needle stick injuries (NSIs).
Surgeons just being introduced to the device were able to close an approximately 3-inch surgical incision in less than 2 minutes (as seen in the video on the DermaClip® Device page). With experience and proper technique, even better results can be achieved.
The speed of the device makes it perfect for applications ranging from emergency scenarios all the way to the operating room. Additionally, the non-invasive nature of the device allows it to be removed without damaging the wound; therefore, the DermaClip® device can also be used as a temporary closure for triage situations where additional follow-up treatment is required.
For more information on how to apply the device, please visit the Instructions for Use page.