SURGISPON® Absorbable Hemostatic Gelatin Sponge is a quick and effective hemostatic which stops bleeding fast. It reduces intra operative bleeding and surgery time. SURGISPON® is non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-immunogenic, and non- pyrogenic. SURGISPON® is already gamma-sterilized, and thus does not need to be resterilized. It is available in a convenient, ready to tear sterile blister/envelope, SURGISPON® unlike many haemostatic agents, does not require special storage conditions. The uniform porosity of SURGISPON® guarantees a favourable haemostasis. When implanted in vivo, it is completely absorbed within 3-4 weeks, with no residue and no encapsulation.
SURGISPON® adheres to the bleeding site and absorbs approximately 45 times of its own weight of blood. It has a porous structure which activates the thrombocytes at the moment blood comes in contact with the matrix of the sponge. This causes the thrombocytes to release a series of substances which promote their aggregation at the same time as their surfaces change character, thus enabling them to act as a catalyst for the formation of the fibrin, which stops the bleeding. When implanted in the tissues, it is absorbed within 3-4 weeks.
SURGISPON® fulfils the surgical need for haemostasis with simple efficiency:
Abdominal Surgery | Anorectal Surgery | Dental Surgery | ENT surgery | Genito Urinary Surgery | Gynaecological Surgery | Hysterectomy | Neuro Surgery | Orthopaedic Surgery | Otolaryngological Surgery | Paral Nephrectomy | Plasc Surgery | Vascular Surgery
Gelatin-thrombin combinations are very helpful in achieving hemostasis It is particularly useful in neurosurgical applications near the spine, in liver surgery where there is raw liver surface bleeding, and in vascular surgery where needle holes in PTFE grafts continue to ooze.
SURGISPON® is also used as a vehicle for other drugs / antibiotics such as penicillin.