ISRAEL – Injuries management is very important in a prehospital setting, especially in war and tactical scenarios. Tourniquets, gauzes, dressings…choosing the right equipment is very important as well. But there is one item that revolutionized the way of managing tissues injuries. It is the TopClosure®, a very innovative system of suture which helps injuries to heal up better and quickly.
We spoke with one of its inventors, Dr. Moris Topaz, CEO of IVT Medical , previously field doctor in special units in the IDF and head of the trauma plastic surgery unit in Hillel Yaffe Medical Center of Hadera (Israel). He will be a speaker during the Africa Health Exhibition & Congress 2018. The importance of using the TopClosure® TRS was demonstrated in operation “Protective edge”, treating soldiers with severe injuries and extensive soft tissue loss. The system allows fast approximation of wound edges by stretching the skin in a way that could not have been done so far with stitches.
Dr. Topaz explained us the function of TopClosure® system and its advantages for the patient.