Adhesion barrier film
Adhesions that form following orthopedic procedures can be a significant concern for patients and healthcare providers alike. These fibrous bands of tissue can develop between structures within the musculoskeletal system, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, or even around joints. While the body forms adhesions as part of the natural healing process, they can lead to several post-operative complications in orthopedic patients.
1. Pain: Adhesions can cause localized or referred pain, limiting a patient’s mobility and overall comfort. This discomfort can hinder rehabilitation efforts and impact a patient’s quality of life.
2. Reduced Range of Motion: When adhesions restrict the normal gliding and movement of tissues, they can limit the range of motion of a joint or limb. This reduction in mobility can impair a patient’s ability to perform daily activities or engage in physical therapy effectively.
3. Impaired Function: Adhesions can interfere with the normal function of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This impairment can hinder a patient’s ability to use the affected body part as intended, impacting their overall functionality.
4. Surgical Complications: In some cases, adhesions may require additional surgical procedures to release or remove them. These secondary surgeries can pose additional risks and challenges for patients.
To address these post-operative challenges related to adhesions in orthopedic procedures, healthcare providers often consider the use of adhesion barrier films or products like Surgiwrap. Surgiwrap is a biocompatible barrier made from lactic acid, a substance naturally occurring in the body. When applied during surgery or directly after an orthopedic procedure, it serves as a protective barrier that helps prevent the formation of adhesions.