What is contained in the package?
There are two options for over-the-counter purchase of microMend for emergency wound closures:
- microMend Emergency Laceration Kit contains one pair of 0.5” wide sterile microMend Devices, one 1”x 1” alcohol prep pad, and one 2”x 2” gauze square. Clean, sterilize, and close-up wounds up to 1-inch in length. This kit is a great addition to your suitcase, backpack, toolbox, vehicle, or first aid kit.
- The microMend Emergency Laceration Closures Multipack contains a total of 6 sterile microMend Devices each 0.5” wide. Two devices are provided in a package, and close a 1-inch wound. This multipack is great to add to a first aid kit or home emergency supplies if you have alcohol or other skin cleaner and gauze in stock.
What are the most important things you need to know about applying microMend?
First, the wound must be completely dry and free of blood or drainage. It’s also important to know that if a bandage or other adhesive material is placed over microMend, it cannot be removed until the microMend device is taken off. Otherwise microMend may come off the skin.
Can a microMend device be reapplied if its placement is not correct?
No, the used microMend should be removed and discarded. A new microMend device should be applied in its place.
What is the shelf-life of microMend?
Consult the device labeling for expiration date and storage information.
Can microMend be applied to areas with hair?
Yes, except the scalp or rarely in people with a lot of hair. In these cases, shaving is necessary.
Should a bandage be used to cover microMend?
This is not required, but it is recommended in children and others who may pick at the device.
How long should microMend remain in place?
microMend should remain in place for approximately 5 days for wounds on the face and 7-10 days for wounds on the rest of the body.
What happens if microMend falls off early?
It should be replaced with another microMend device if available. A bandage can be used as a substitute if the wound edges remain together.
How should a microMend be removed?
Grab one end of the device and pull upwards to remove one side of the device. Do the same on the other side and then pull the device off the skin.
Can microMend be used on fragile skin?
Yes, microMend has demonstrated excellent results when used on patients with fragile skin including the elderly and patients with chronic medical conditions.
Can microMend be used to close tears on the skin?
Yes, it is effective, but the wound and surrounding area must be dry. Additionally, there can be no more than one quarter inch gap between the torn and untorn skin.
What evidence do you have to support the use of microMend in patients?
Several clinical and case studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of wound closure with microMend in closing lacerations, surgical incisions, and wounds associated with laparoscopic surgery and dermatology. References: https://www.micromendskinclosure.com/clinical-studies.html