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ZipStitch DIY Wound Closure Device

Posted: September 17, 2019
ZipStitch Wound Closure Device
  • ZipStitch Wound Closure Device
  • ZipStitch Wound Closure Device
  • ZipStitch Wound Closure Device
  • ZipStitch Wound Closure Device
  • ZipStitch Wound Closure Device
  • ZipStitch Wound Closure Device

Take suturing wounds into your own hands with ZipStitch, a skin-stitching alternative than can both save you exorbitant ER costs when you're home, and save you exorbitant blood loss when you're off outdoor activity-ing, and getting to an ER would be impossible. Or at least a total buzzkill.

According to ZipStitch, their suturing tool is "the most advanced wound closure device available without a prescription." Each surgical-quality "zipper" consists of 4 medical-grade polymer closures secured between a pair of 1.5" translucent strips. Strips are made of a hydrocolloid pressure-sensitive adhesive designed to stay in place, even when they get wet, for up to 2 weeks.

A single ZipStitch will cover an open wound up to 1-1/2" long, and serve as a sort of scaffolding to isolate and protect it from yanking back open during healing. Once in place, pull on the eye handle ends of each closure to tighten it, choosing the tension you need at each location to pull your gaping skin hole shut. If your laceration is larger than 1-1/2", apply multiple ZipStitches.

In addition to the closure tool, ZipStitch kits come with gauze to help stop bleeding, an alcohol wipe for wound cleaning, and a bandage to cover that nasty no one wants to see up once you've got it stitched shut.

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