One of the biggest issues facing orthopedics is the demand for surgeon time. There are approximately 25,500 practicing orthopedic surgeons in the United States; when compared to the number of anticipated procedures, that equals about 275 procedures per surgeon annually.
But it’s not just a time-waster; suturing can lead to scarring and even wound dehiscence, while tapes and glues can be messy and unpleasant. There are also limitations in using staples on the neck, feet, and face, along with the risk of wound infection. With these standard wound closure techniques posing so many challenges, a group of like-minded medical professionals decided it was time for the technique to evolve. “We have come forward with an outstanding innovation to eliminate complexities in wound closure,” said Fred Smith, CEO of BandGrip Inc.
The innovation is BandGrip, a fast, easy, and non-invasive skin closure device that uses patented micro-anchors to close wounds, allowing the body to heal naturally. It reduces scarring, infection, needlestick injuries, and perhaps best of all, the amount of time surgeons spend closing wounds (while eliminating the need for a return visit for removal).
Orthopedic surgeons can now experience BandGrip for themselves at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in Las Vegas. The event will be held at the Venetian/Sands Expo March 12-16, with exhibits being featured March 13-15.
BandGrip will be there at Booth #6846, and attendees can even pre-register for a demo here.