The scaffold-like structure creates an isolation zone around the wound, designed to protect it from external forces.
Secure hydrocolloid adhesion designed to stick to the skin has shown to be 12x stronger2 than sutures.
Dynamic compression can maintain wound integrity while providing better flexibility.
Greater isolation from tension known to promote scarring.
Superior scar quality
Do zip-type skin-closing devices show better wound status compared to conventional staple devices in total knee arthroplasty?
Using a non-invasive secure skin closure following total knee arthroplasty leads to fewer wound complications and no patient home care visits compared to surgical staples.
Satisfaction with the closure method and patient and physician assessments of comsesis we superior with Zip.
· Fewer wound complications6
· Reduced scarring1
· Increased range of motion during recovery4
· No added pathways for bacteria
· Easier, faster, and less painful to apply and remove2,5
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