Adhesion Reduction as a New Treatment Innovation

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A new treatment option, an antiadhesion device, has proved effective in the reduction of postoperative adhesion formation and Is now approved for use in the United States.The device is a thin, filmy membrane composed of two organic substances that are resorbed by the body. The device is inserted intraoperatively between apposing tissue surfaces that are potentially adhesiogenic. It proved effective in reducing the incidence of adhesions after both abdominal and pelvic surgery. AORN J 67 (April 1998) 774-782.

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