Natural and Synthetic Biomedical Adhesives—Boon to Surgeons and Patients

Published: 6 Jul 2018

Biomedical adhesives promise more efficient and less painful wound closure as compared to conventional wound closure tools

Staples, sutures (absorbable and non-absorbable), ligatures, and wires are all too familiar to experienced general and orthopedic surgeons. Conventional closure methods for surgical and traumatic wounds have several advantages, but they also pose practical difficulties by being time-consuming in application, and require exceptional skills as an art. Moreover, being invasive to the target and surrounding tissues can be significantly painful, physically stressful, and prone to infections.

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