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The TopClosure® 3S System, for skin stretching and a secure wound closure.

Topaz M, Carmel NN, Silberman A, Li MS, Li YZ - Eur J Plast Surg (2012)

Bottom Line: TopClosure® was used prior to, during and/or after surgery to reduce tension across wound edges.No significant complications or adverse events were associated with its use.TopClosure® was effectively used for preoperative skin expansion in preparation for dermal resection (e.g., congenital nevi).

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ABSTRACT
The principle of stretching wound margins for primary wound closure is commonly practiced and used for various skin defects, leading at times to excessive tension and complications during wound closure. Different surgical techniques, skin stretching devices and tissue expanders have been utilized to address this issue. Previously designed skin stretching devices resulted in considerable morbidity. They were invasive by nature and associated with relatively high localized tissue pressure, frequently leading to necrosis, damage and tearing of skin at the wound margins. To assess the clinical effectiveness and performance and, to determine the safety of TopClosure® for gradual, controlled, temporary, noninvasive and invasive applications for skin stretching and secure wound closing, the TopClosure® device was applied to 20 patients for preoperative skin lesion removal and to secure closure of a variety of wound sizes. TopClosure® was reinforced with adhesives, staples and/or surgical sutures, depending on the circumstances of the wound and the surgeon's judgment. TopClosure® was used prior to, during and/or after surgery to reduce tension across wound edges. No significant complications or adverse events were associated with its use. TopClosure® was effectively used for preoperative skin expansion in preparation for dermal resection (e.g., congenital nevi). It aided closure of large wounds involving significant loss of skin and soft tissue by mobilizing skin and subcutaneous tissue, thus avoiding the need for skin grafts or flaps. Following surgery, it was used to secure closure of wounds under tension, thus improving wound aesthetics. A sample case study will be presented. We designed TopClosure®, an innovative device, to modify the currently practiced concept of wound closure by applying minimal stress to the skin, away from damaged wound edges, with flexible force vectors and versatile methods of attachment to the skin, in a noninvasive or invasive manner.

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a A 12-year-old girl presented with a big congenital nevus on her right thigh. b TopClosure® (6 mm) was applied 5 days prior to excision. c–e The lesion was excised and closed in layers under tension. f, g TopClosure® was applied to secure wound closure for an additional 2 weeks following surgery. h The wound healed well, resulting in a narrow aesthetically pleasing scar
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Fig6: a A 12-year-old girl presented with a big congenital nevus on her right thigh. b TopClosure® (6 mm) was applied 5 days prior to excision. c–e The lesion was excised and closed in layers under tension. f, g TopClosure® was applied to secure wound closure for an additional 2 weeks following surgery. h The wound healed well, resulting in a narrow aesthetically pleasing scar

Mentions: A 12-year-old girl presented with a congenital nevus on her right thigh (Fig. 6a). As excessive tension was expected with direct primary closure, TopClosure® (6 mm) was applied 5 days prior to excision and was gradually stretched daily (Fig. 6b). Following application of topical anesthesia, the lesion was excised and closed in layers under tension (Fig. 6c–e). In order to secure the wound closure and to improve the aesthetics of the scar, TopClosure® was applied for an additional 2 weeks following surgery (Fig. 6f, g), resulting in a narrow aesthetically pleasing scar (Fig. 6h).Fig. 6


The TopClosure® 3S System, for skin stretching and a secure wound closure.

Topaz M, Carmel NN, Silberman A, Li MS, Li YZ - Eur J Plast Surg (2012)

a A 12-year-old girl presented with a big congenital nevus on her right thigh. b TopClosure® (6 mm) was applied 5 days prior to excision. c–e The lesion was excised and closed in layers under tension. f, g TopClosure® was applied to secure wound closure for an additional 2 weeks following surgery. h The wound healed well, resulting in a narrow aesthetically pleasing scar
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Fig6: a A 12-year-old girl presented with a big congenital nevus on her right thigh. b TopClosure® (6 mm) was applied 5 days prior to excision. c–e The lesion was excised and closed in layers under tension. f, g TopClosure® was applied to secure wound closure for an additional 2 weeks following surgery. h The wound healed well, resulting in a narrow aesthetically pleasing scar
Mentions: A 12-year-old girl presented with a congenital nevus on her right thigh (Fig. 6a). As excessive tension was expected with direct primary closure, TopClosure® (6 mm) was applied 5 days prior to excision and was gradually stretched daily (Fig. 6b). Following application of topical anesthesia, the lesion was excised and closed in layers under tension (Fig. 6c–e). In order to secure the wound closure and to improve the aesthetics of the scar, TopClosure® was applied for an additional 2 weeks following surgery (Fig. 6f, g), resulting in a narrow aesthetically pleasing scar (Fig. 6h).Fig. 6

Bottom Line: TopClosure® was used prior to, during and/or after surgery to reduce tension across wound edges.No significant complications or adverse events were associated with its use.TopClosure® was effectively used for preoperative skin expansion in preparation for dermal resection (e.g., congenital nevi).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
The principle of stretching wound margins for primary wound closure is commonly practiced and used for various skin defects, leading at times to excessive tension and complications during wound closure. Different surgical techniques, skin stretching devices and tissue expanders have been utilized to address this issue. Previously designed skin stretching devices resulted in considerable morbidity. They were invasive by nature and associated with relatively high localized tissue pressure, frequently leading to necrosis, damage and tearing of skin at the wound margins. To assess the clinical effectiveness and performance and, to determine the safety of TopClosure® for gradual, controlled, temporary, noninvasive and invasive applications for skin stretching and secure wound closing, the TopClosure® device was applied to 20 patients for preoperative skin lesion removal and to secure closure of a variety of wound sizes. TopClosure® was reinforced with adhesives, staples and/or surgical sutures, depending on the circumstances of the wound and the surgeon's judgment. TopClosure® was used prior to, during and/or after surgery to reduce tension across wound edges. No significant complications or adverse events were associated with its use. TopClosure® was effectively used for preoperative skin expansion in preparation for dermal resection (e.g., congenital nevi). It aided closure of large wounds involving significant loss of skin and soft tissue by mobilizing skin and subcutaneous tissue, thus avoiding the need for skin grafts or flaps. Following surgery, it was used to secure closure of wounds under tension, thus improving wound aesthetics. A sample case study will be presented. We designed TopClosure®, an innovative device, to modify the currently practiced concept of wound closure by applying minimal stress to the skin, away from damaged wound edges, with flexible force vectors and versatile methods of attachment to the skin, in a noninvasive or invasive manner.

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