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Physiological Abdominal Closure (PAC)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences United States flag United States
Abstract ID: 07-36
Abdominal surgical closure device...
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MECHANISM OF ACTION
Temporarily close and stabilize the abdomen, preventing undue retraction of the muscles and fascia

This discovery provides a closure device and method to close the abdomen between surgical procedures, or following a traumatic event, and maintains a normal physiological tension on the fascia to prevent undue retraction.  


This device prevents fascial trauma from repeated operations, allows the abdomen to expand as needed to prevent renal, pulmonary and cardiac failure, and provides specific tension to slowly approximate the fascia once the inflammatory process has resolved. This device can be used with chronic open abdominal wounds, chronic open pressure sores, and fasciotomy sites. 


This device can be coupled with the current wound vac device system to decrease wound closure times. 


During times of stress the device allows the abdominal compartment to expand as needed to maintain normal intra-abdominal pressure.  


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Type of Business Relationship Sought
Seeking developmental and licensing partner to commercialize this medical device
FEATURED
Last Updated Jun 2016
Technology Type MEDICAL DEVICE
Phase of Development PRECLINICAL
UNIVERSITY