Studies indicate that the BandGrip micro-anchor skin closure device is more than five times faster in closing orthopedic incisions vs. traditional sutures. This finding could yield fewer infections following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, basic arthroscopy and general incisions.
BandGrip is a 3.5" x 1.5" bandage that offers a minimally invasive skin closure that doesn't require needles or staples. Its design allows a variety of healthcare professionals to apply and remove the bandage during incision management. BandGrip uses minimally-invasive micro-anchors that gently and securely grip the top layer of skin, while not piercing it, to pull skin edges together.
"We believe further clinical research will show the minimally-invasive makeup of BandGrip is superior to other skin closure devices currently on the market," said Fred Smith, Founder and CEO. "...sutures and staples require removal post-operatively by certified healthcare provider whereas BandGrip can be removed comfortably by the patient in their own homes. With this time-savings study and other evidence-based research on BandGrip, we are strengthening our claim to surgeons that by using our skin closure adhesive – allowing natural healing without foreign materials at or below the skin surface – we can expect fewer complications, wound infections and improved patient and surgeon satisfaction."