GELITA MEDICAL: Rapid to the power of 3
Surgical operations demand the highest possible precision; they must also be fast. Bleeding not only weakens the patient, it also blurs the sight of the surgeon and makes the operation all the more complex. GELITA-SPON® RAPID3 stanches blood faster than any other gelatine sponge available. This is of advantage for the patient, the surgeon – and the Purchasing Manager.
Time management is important in surgery, for both medical and economic reasons. GELITA-SPON® RAPID3 saves not only time by stanching blood rapidly, but also because it is used in dry condition. Whilst other products have to be moistened first, GELITA-SPON® RAPID3 can be taken directly from the package and placed on the source of bleeding. And, as with any simplification that can be achieved in the operating theater, this renders surgery more efficient and cost-effective, apart from any benefits for the patient. For patients in particular, GELITA-SPON® Rapid3 has one other major advantage: the sponge is fully resorbed by the body within four weeks of application.
Hemostasis in less than a minute
GELITA-SPON® RAPID3 has been shown to stop bleeding within a minute of being applied – and is thus three times quicker than other sponges. Its unique absorptive power is due to its extremely porous microstructure and special grain surface. Thanks to this structure, GELITA-SPON® Rapid3 is able to absorb extremely large amounts of fluid: it has a capacity for forty times its own weight - a quite unique performance.
The sponge with three essential advantages
From the point of view of the surgeon, the use of GELITA-SPON® RAPID3 is a suitable device not only for operations involving much loss of blood but also for particularly intricate operations such as take place in neurosurgery where clear vision is absolutely essential for the surgeon. In addition, GELITA-SPON® RAPID3 – apart from the important factor time – provides added safety by not having to be moistened, hence reducing the risk of contamination. Furthermore, the pH-neutral gelatine sponge is suitable as a carrier for drugs.
Gelatine in the body? Not for long! Gelatine sponges, used as blood stanchers due to their excellent compatibility with human tissues, are resorbed fully by the body. And experience has shown that they even accelerate the healing process. In addition to the other properties mentioned above, they represent a real benefit for the patient.
GELITA-SPON® RAPID3 is made of multi-purified gelatine; the aqueous gelatine solution is first foamed and then dried, hardened and gamma-sterilized. It will become available from the spring of 2012. Studies have already shown how health-effective and economical it is and further comprehensive studies are planned prior to launch to confirm its enormous marketing potential. GELITA-SPON® RAPID3 : a high-performance product for high-performance medicine.
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