Increased intra-compartmental pressures seen in compartment syndrome often leave difficult to close wounds. Historically, surgeons have utilized a combination...
The ACell ABRA Surgical™ provides subcutaneous traction for open and/or retracted wounds. It employs chronic cyclic tension to close wounds, and can obviate the need for skin grafting and associated rehabilitation, pain and loss of function. Two main products are offered, one based upon skin anchors, and the other which utilizes an adhesive dressing. Size of defect and amount of closure needed can dictate which product is best. These products allow for controlled closure of wounds under tension, and are perfect when skin closure following fasciotomy is impossible.
The ACell ABRA™ is the first product of its type. Traditionally, fasciotomy sites were closed utilizing a combination of vessel loops or subcutaneous sutures, all of which were available off of the shelf in hospitals.