How do the Microstaples actually work?
After entering the skin, the microMend’s Microstaples anchor to the underlying tissue and keep the wound closed. The Microstaples are at a slight angle to the skin surface, which helps prevent microMend from pulling off the skin from movement or pressure due to fluid in underlying tissues.
What is the length of the microMend device Microstaple?
The total length of the microMend Microstaple is 1.5 mm. The Microstaples enter the skin at an angle, which results in an actual vertical depth of approximately 1 mm.
What are the indications for use of microMend?
Are there wound characteristics – e.g. location, depth, length, linearity – that microMend is best suited for?
Why should I use microMend when I am happy with using staples or sutures?
What evidence do you have to support the use of microMend on patients?
What are wounds where the use of microMend should be avoided?
How does microMend compare to tissue adhesive?
What is the difference between microMend and bandages, such as Steri-Strips and butterfly closures?
Skin Closure Procedure & Post-Procedure Care
How long a wound can a single microMend device close?
Do you need any bandages, such as Steri-Strips or butterfly closures, or tissue adhesive to hold the wound closed in addition to microMend?
Can a microMend device be reapplied if its placement is suboptimal?
Is there any pain or discomfort associated microMend application or removal?
Can skin preps such as antimicrobial solutions, other creams or ointments be applied to the wound site prior to use of microMend?
Should the wound be covered?
What precautions need to be taken to prevent microMend from coming off of the skin?
Can creams, ointments, and solutions be applied to microMend or the wound?
What is the effect of wound exudate or drainage on the attachment of microMend to the skin?
What are possible outcomes that the patient may notice during the wearing of microMend?
What kind of wear time can be expected with microMend?
What problems require action on the part of the patient?
What will the wound site(s) look like after removal of microMend?