Features & Benefits
- Self-curling design allows a Stay Suture technique1
- Rolled design may potentially eliminate the need for sutures1
- Selective permeability allowing nutrient diffusion, while blocking fibroblast cell migration3,5
- Type 1 Collagen well received by soft tissue and designed to be non-inflammatory and fully resorbable2,4,6,7
- Six standard sizes conveniently available off-the-shelf at the time of surgery.
- NeuroMend is available in two lengths (2.5cm and 5.0cm) and three diameters (4mm, 6mm, 12mm).
1. Data on file at Collagen Matrix, Inc.
2. Weber RA, Breidenbach WC, Brown RE, Jabaley ME, Mass DP. A Randomized Prospective study of polyglycolic acid conduits for digital nerve reconstruction in humans. Plast Reconstr Surg 2000 Oct. 106(5): 1036-45; discussion 1046-8.
3. Shu-Tung Li, Simon J Archibald, Christian Krarup, & Roger D Madison. Peripheral Nerve Repair with Collagen Conduits Clinical Materials 9 (1992) pp. 195-200.
4. Trumble TE, Parisi D, Archibald S, Allan CH. Synthetic Nerve Conduits. Pp 121-128. Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Practical Applications in the Upper Extremity. Slutsky and Hentz. Elsevier 2006.
5. U.S. Patent #6,716,885 Implant Devices for Nerve Repair, 2004.
6. Li ST, Rodkey WG, Yuen D, Hansen P, Steadman JR. Type 1 Collagen-Based Template for Meniscus Regeneration. Tissue Engineering and Biodegradable Equivalents. Scientific and Clinical Applications. 2002 pp 237-266.
7. Bostman O, Pihlajamaki H. Clinical Biocompatibility of biodegradable orthopaedic implants for internal fixation: a review. Biomaterials 21 (2000) pp 2615-2621.