fasciotens® Abdomen

Use of the open abdomen is often life-saving. In order to close the belly later, the treating surgeon must depend on quick recovery by the patient and good intensive care work. After even a few days, primary abdominal closure is often no longer possible due to retraction of the fascia. To date, there has been little to do to counter fascial retraction. While the abdomen remains open, approximation of the fascial edges is prevented by the protruding abdominal organs. Traction placed to approximate the fascial edges decreases intraabdominal volume and increases intraabdominal pressure.

Fascial retraction is an accepted consequence, which often makes a gradual and tedious closure impossible once the intraabdominal pressure has normalized.

In the meantime fasciotens®  Abdomen has been successfully used in various clinics. In addition to preventing retraction, it has even been shown to stretch the fascia. This is an impressive way to close large defects!

Medical problem

– Laparostoma as treatment of last resort

– Medial fascial traction not feasible

– Duration of therapy decides outcome

– Closure often not possible


Kombination unseres Gerätes mit Unterdrucktherapie

+ Confirmation of preclinical results

+ Prevention of fascial retraction and stretching of fascial tissue

+ Abdominal closure much faster possible

Reduce treatment times, save costs.

The solution is an external device that maintains the abdominal wall in a state of tension while also increasing intraabdominal volume. It combines the principles of mesh-mediated traction and the basic concept of an external fixator for the abdomen.

In vivo tests yielded a significant reduction in the closing forces of the open abdomen after 24 hours. Histological examination ruled out pressure necrosis beneath the support surfaces and damage to the fascial edges.

Early abdominal closure appears to decrease the high mortality. By reducing the time of intensive care treatment, our innovative therapy decreases hospital costs.


Benefits of fasciotens® Abdomen

Fewer revision surgeries

Reduced costs with equal reimbursement

Shorter duration of intensive care stay

Increased intensive care capacity
for new patients

Instructions for use


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