TissuePatch Logofor a range of surgical indications

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Description

TissuePatch™ advanced surgical sealant film is indicated for use in prevention of fluid, air and blood leaks in a wide range of surgical situations.

Launched in 2007 the product has been purpose-developed to provide important patient, surgeon and healthcare economic benefits.

TissuePatch™ comprises commonly encountered synthetic polymers, cleverly modified into a useful film for surgeons.

TissuePatch™ adheres to internal tissue surfaces, provides structural support throughout the healing period and delivers an easy-to-apply alternative to liquid sealants .

TissuePatch™ contains no human, bovine or porcine material.

It is multi-layered, incorporating structural and adhesive absorbable components.

The active component within TissuePatch™ is Tissuemed’s proprietary TissueBond™ bioadhesive technology. In effect this bonds the film to proteins on the tissue surface within a minute, providing immediate support and an effective watertight closure during the natural healing process.

TissuePatch

TissuePatch™ requires no advance preparation and can be applied straight from the pack.

It is available in a range of sizes and shapes and can be cut to shape to suit clinical requirements.

 


Purpose

TissuePatch™ advanced surgical sealant film is CE Marked and indicated for use in prevention of fluid, air and blood leaks in a wide range of surgical situations.

It is a self-adhesive film that can be quickly applied to vulnerable tissue surfaces in order to deliver adjunctive watertight support during the post-closure phase.

By providing the reassurance of an effective closure, TissuePatch can play a key part in delivering reduced complications and hospital stay, so makes economic sense.

Specifics:

  • With strong adhesion on one side only, TissuePatch forms a physical barrier to leakage and between tissue layers.
  • Once applied, TissuePatch helps to ensure uniform spread of tension across closed wounds.
  • TissuePatch is flexible, so can be applied to non-uniform surfaces
  • TissuePatch is NOT indicated for use in skin closure. Its effectiveness is dependent on the characteristics of specific internal tissue surfaces, which will vary.
  • TissuePatch offers a quick solution, ready to apply and requiring no pre-planning or pre-mixing of liquid constituents.
  • After supporting the natural healing process, the product resorbs in about 50 days.


Simply Open and Apply

Three simple steps to achieving a watertight result

Step 1: Open and dispense

Dural closure with TissuePatchDural - close-upProduct HandlingCarefully peel apart inner pouch in sterile field. Gently remove the patch with forceps, remembering that it is at its most fragile in its pre-application state. No preparation is necessary and the patch is now ready to use. Ensure the logo is facing upwards and is readable throughout placement.

Step 2: Place

Dural closure with TissuePatchDural - close-upProduct HandlingTarget tissue should be gently swabbed, but does not need to be absolutely dry. Place the patch gently on the tissue. Aim for a minimum 1cm margin from suture line to the edge of the patch. If required, limited patch repositioning is possible if performed immediately at this stage.

Step 3: Adhere to Target Tissue

Dural closure with TissuePatchDural - close-upProduct HandlingHold a damp swab over the patch, “encouraging contact” with tissue surface for 60 seconds. If reassurance is needed, repeat the exercise but do not reposition or move the same patch. Overlapping patch edges to achieve coverage is possible. Note however that patch-over-patch adhesion is less strong than patch-over-tissue.

Hints and Tips

1. Can it be cut to shape or size?

Yes. To minimise handling, it is suggested that patch be cut in the sleeve first before removing.

Can TD be cut to shape or size?

2. Does it need to be wet before application?

No. Wetting prior to use is not strictly required. However, hydration is not contraindicated and can enhance handling characteristics.

Does TD need to be wet before application?

3. Should adherence be tested before closure?

Usually patch adherence is visually apparent, but if confirmation is required do not use sharp instruments as these may risk “puncturing” the patch.

Should adherence be tested before closure?


Size Guide/Ordering

Size Code
5 x (25 x 50 mm) TP-01M
5 x (50 x 50 mm) TP-02M
5 x (50 x 100 mm) TP-03M
5 x (100 x 100 mm) TP-04M
5 x (30 x 80 mm) TP-05M
5 x (25 x 100 mm) TP-07M

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