Sealants, adhesives and glues offer advantages to patients that suture and staples cannot provide. By using sealants, adhesives and glues, physicians can close wounds more quickly than with sutures or staples; patients don’t require a local anesthetic before the adhesive can be applied. The absence of stitches also eliminates the need for a follow up visit to remove them. The reduction in application time and unnecessary follow up office visits has significant cost benefits to the health care system and it vastly improves the quality of life for the patient.
Reports in this category focus on the wound care markets.