Gore-tex adhesions barriers

From: International Adhesions Society (tracy.joslin@adhesions.org)
Fri Sep 9 20:24:27 2005


Gore-Tex has also been tested for adhesion prevention. Unlike Interceed and Surgicel, Gore-Tex is not absorbed by the body and must be anchored in place. It is used in heart surgery. However, its use in gynecological procedures is far from certain. A comparison study of Interceed and Gore-Tex

showed that both reduced adhesions, although Interceed performed better.

> Last August (2004) I had my 3rd major surgery (not counting those done
> laproscopically) for abdominal adhesions (I'm ready for a zipper!).

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