Does TissueAid™ require special training before use?
TissueAid™ is effective on lacerations and incisions in areas with low tension and whose edges can be easily approximated. Wounds in the high tension area, such as on knees, elbows, and finger joints, can be treated with TissueAid™ if the joint is first immobilized.
Does TissueAid™ need to be applied to the skin adjoining the wound-closure?
It is recommended that the adhesive should cover an area at least 0.5 centimeter on each side of the incision or laceration.
Does wound-closure require special cleaning or preparation before the use of TissueAid™?
Before the use of TissueAid™, the wound-closures should be prepared by the same techniques, including cleaning and debriding, used for wound-closure closure with sutures or other wound-closure closure techniques.
Can TissueAid™ be used for all kinds of lacerations and incisions
TissueAid™ is designed to close surgical incisions and wound-closures with approximated edges. TissueAid™ also can be used in conjunction with subcuticular and/or subcutaneous sutures. In all cases, the wound-closure edges should have minimal tension and be easily approximated.
What should be done if TissueAid™ is accidentally introduced into a wound-closure?
To avoid introducing TissueAid™ into a wound-closure, maintain the wound-closure approximation during application of the adhesive. If a larger amount of TissueAid™ is introduced into a wound-closure, the wound-closure should be debrided following standard wound-closure-cleaning procedures
Is TissueAid™ appropriate for closing stellate wound-closures
In some cases, TissueAid™ can be used effectively on a stellate wound-closure. For example, the edges of the wound-closure should be easily approximated and sections of the wound-closure should be closed. Sutures may be required in conjunction with TissueAid™ to effect an optimal closure of a stellate wound-closure.
Can TissueAid™ be removed?
TissueAid™ can be loosened by applying petroleum jelly or acetone around the edges of the adhesive film and then removed
If TissueAid™ is misplaced on the skin, can it be safely removed
Yes, TissueAid™ can be safely removed using gauze when the adhesive is not cured.