FASCIOTENS - THE INNOVATIVE THERAPY FOR THE OPEN ABDOMEN

 

Various disorders including severe infections, post-operative complications or injuries require that an abdomen be left open. This therapy can be life-saving, e.g., in cases of abdominal compartment syndrome. The resulting problem is retraction of the abdominal wall, which often makes it impossible for subsequent abdominal closure. Our approach, which is to hold the open abdominal wall under traction and increase intraabdominal volume, is completely new.