Formulated To Control Bleeding & Facilitate Healing Using the Patient's Own Biology
Features & Benefits
The Vitagel formulation contains four essential components for effective hemostasis, none of which are sourced from pooled human donor, thereby eliminating the risk of viral transmission associated with products containing pooled human donor components.
The Microfibrillar Collagen Advantage2
- Microfibrillar collagen facilitates healing through the formation of a biologically active 3-D scaffold for cellular ingrowth and fibroblast attachment, thereby becoming a template for new tissue growth.
An Effective Hemostat for Surgery
- Unlike other commercially available hemostats, Vitagel utilizes four key components for effective hemostasis,1 including microfibrillar collagen to facilitate healing.2
- Vitagel uses the patient’s own biology, eliminating the risk of viral transmission associated with products containing pooled human donor components.
- Vitagel does not swell upon application and therefore can be safely left in the surgical site.3
- Vitagel has been clinically proven to be effective in managing bleeding during procedures.4
- Versatile delivery options are available to provide control during application.
Proven Blood Management in Primary TKA Surgery
- In a 100 patient prospective, randomized study during primary total knee replacement surgery, Vitagel used in conjunction with standard intraoperative hemostasis (Bovie electrocautery) reduces the incidence of post-operative hemostasis alone (5 blood transfusions; n-50; p=0.007)5
Vitagel is indicated in surgical procedures (other than in neurosurgical and ophthalmic) as an adjunct to hemostasis when control of bleeding by ligature or conventional procedures is ineffective or impractical.
1 – Comparative analysis of Instruction For Use of known hemostatic agents.
2 – Raher, ET. Collagen and the Phases of Wound Healing. Wound Care Institute Newsletter. 1994; 4 (1).
3 – Havener, M. & Marino, A. “Vitagel Swelling Study.” 22 April 2010. Stryker Orthobiologics Ref. 1015-0085, Malvern, PA.
4 – Vitagel Surgical Hemostat Instructions for Use, P/N 5332-0002.
5 – Bloomfield MR, Klika AK, Molloy RM, Froimson MI, Krebs VE, Barsoum WK, Prospective Randomized Evaluation of a Collagen/Thrombin and Autologous Platelet Hemostatic Agent During Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2011, Oct 27; E-publication ahead of print.