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Wittmann Patch®

The Wittmann Patch® from Starsurgical is an adjustable hook-and-loop fascial closure tool for bridging abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. 

The Wittmann Patch® consists of hook-and-loop (Velcro®-like) sheets that are pressed together to form a secure closure and peeled apart for abdominal re-entry. The overlap is adjusted to accommodate an increase or decrease in swelling. Applying a slight tension helps prevent lateral retraction. As abdominal swelling decreases, the fascial edges are pulled closer together and excess patch material is trimmed. When the two fascial edges are close enough, the remaining patch material is removed and the abdominal wall is closed by suturing fascia-to-fascia.

Timely use of the Wittmann Patch® can help achieve fascia-to-fascia abdominal wall closure thus avoiding the giant ventral hernia, reconstruction, components separation and/or bridging mesh.

Wittmann Patch™ - avoiding giant ventral hernias