African Technology Solutions: TopClosure

Medical Technology revolution for primary wound management in Africa

Primary wound management refers to wound closure immediately following the injury and prior to the formation of granulation tissue. In general, closure by primary intent will lead to faster healing and the best cosmetic result. Most patients presenting within 8 hours of injury can have the wound closed by primary intent.

Step in technology and the manufacture of unique wound management system called TopClosure® that can drastically change the way in which wounds can be treated particularly in African conflict torn countries were amputation due to the infective treatment of wounds is so prevalent.

Military and Rescue TopClosure Demonstration

The Israeli Army was on the lookout for a primary wound management system that could be applied quickly in the field, so as to begin the healing process until such time as the patient could be transferred to a hospital.

TopClosure® Tension Relief System (TRS)is an innovative new technology for the management of simple and complex wounds for dynamic skin stretching and secure wound closure.

Tension Relief System (TRS)

The TopClosure® TRS aims at harnessing the viscoelastic properties of the skin for optimizing wound closure. It is easy to apply, safe to use and may lead to primary wound closure without the need of skin grafts or flaps, providing simple solutions for complex problems.

The TopClosure®  TRS is intended to temporarily stretch skin tissues to aid closure and healing of large skin lesions that need to be excised, post traumatic, surgical, acute and chronic skin wounds.

The TopClosure® TRS can be firmly anchored to the skin by a unique adhesive tape for pre-operative tissue expansion and post-operative wound secure. Staples, and / or sutures and tension sutures can be added, if indicated for high tension ablative, trauma or surgical wound closure, allowing mobilization o f skin and subcutaneous tissue by both, stress-relaxation and mechanical creep, without undermining, for early, direct closure, reducing the need for complex tissue expansion, skin grafts or flaps.

 

 

Clinical applications of TopClosure ®TRS

Aid in Closure and Healing of Various Wound Types

  • TopClosure® TRS 3S – Hospital Pack (Triple set) System includes: 7 flexible semi- transparent attachment plates with non- toxic, hypoallergenic undersurface and 5 approximation straps.
  • TopClosure® TRS 1S – Clinic Pack (Single set) System includes: 2 flexible semi- transparent attachment plates with non- toxic, hypoallergenic undersurface, 1 approximation strap and 2 medical adhesive tapes.
  • TopClosure® TRS 1S-AD – First Aid Kit (Single set with liquid adhesive) System includes: 2 flexible semi- transparent attachment plates with non- toxic, hypoallergenic undersurface, 1 approximation strap and 2 medical adhesive tapes and a liquid adhesive ampoule. * TopClosure® TRS 1SM – Rescue Kit (Single set with liquid adhesive) System includes: 2 flexible semi- transparent attachment plates with non- toxic, hypoallergenic undersurface, 1 approximation strap and 2 medical adhesive tapes and a liquid adhesive ampoule. Provided in a durable packaging.
  • TopClosure® TRS 1SM – Emergency Kit (Single set with liquid adhesive and hemostatic gauze) System includes: 2 flexible semi- transparent attachment plates with non- toxic, hypoallergenic undersurface, 1 approximation strap and 2 medical adhesive tapes, 1 hemostatic gauze and a liquid adhesive ampoule. Provided in a durable packaging.
  • TopClosure® TRS 1SM – Military Kit (Single set with liquid adhesive) System includes: 2 flexible semi- transparent attachment plates with non- toxic, hypoallergenic undersurface, 1 approximation strap and 2 medical adhesive tapes, 1 hemostatic gauze and a liquid adhesive ampoule. The Military Kit is provided in a custom made (waterproof, durable) packaging.

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