Dynamic Tissue Systems® Solutions

Gentle, unrelenting dynamic appositional forces (cyclic stretching) counter the retracting forces that keep wounds open.

How? Cyclic stretching of tissue facilitates collagen fiber rotation, increasing skin coverage. Chronic cyclic stretching leads to a remodeling response including tissue generation and adaptation.1

Unlike static devices, dynamic therapeutic tension rapidly addresses the challenge of the retracted, stable wound. Therapeutic tension addresses the inertia required to return wound edges back to their original position for delayed primary closure.

Dynamic Tissue Systems:

  • Dynamic wound closure
  • Retraction prevention
  • Tissue support and expansion

ABRA® Abdominal

Open Abdomen

ABRA Abdominal allows for the option of primary closure for retracted, mid-line abdominal defects.

Installation of the ABRA Abdominal System pulls muscle planes and skin together from their lateral retracted state with relentless dynamic appositional traction, leaving the leading edge of the defect margins undisturbed when performing definitive primary closure.

An abdominal closure restores normal physiology, which in certain cases has been shown to reduce length of stay, short-term morbidity risks, and future
healthcare costs.2

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ABRA® Surgical

Subcutaneous Tissue for Open Wounds

ABRA Surgical closes retracted skin defects through chronic cyclic tension. A sound primary closure replaces skin grafting and the associated rehabilitation, pain, and loss of function.

ABRA Surgical is indicated for use in preventing, controlling, reducing, and closing retracted soft tissue defects.

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1. Johnson, TM, Lowe, L, Brown, MD, Sullivan, MJ, & Nelson, BR. Histology and physiology of tissue expansion. The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology. 1993; 19(12):1074-1078.
2. Cinelli SM, Casey MJ, Kuhls DA, Browder TD, Coates JE, Fildes JJ. Early Primary Closure of Open Abdominal Wounds Using the Abdominal Reapproximation Anchor (ABRA®) System. University ?of Nevada School of Medicine, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. Poster session presented at the Southwestern Surgical ?Congress, Coronado, CA; March, 2009.