CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 08, 2019
With the population aging, it’s expected that by 2020 nearly seven million Americans will be undergoing an orthopaedic procedure each year. While this has led to the development of less invasive procedures and the creation of more durable implants, the practice is not without its challenges.
One of the biggest issues facing orthopedics is the demand for surgeon time. There are approximately 25,500 practicing orthopaedic surgeons in the United States; when compared to the number of anticipated procedures, that equals about 275 procedures per surgeon annually.
But it’s not just a time-waster; suturing can lead to scarring and even wound dehiscence, while tapes and glues can be messy and unpleasant. There are also limitations in using staples on the neck, feet, and face, along with the risk of wound infection. With these standard wound closure techniques posing so many challenges, a group of like-minded medical professionals decided it was time for the technique to evolve. “We have come forward with an outstanding innovation to eliminate complexities in wound closure,” says Fred Smith, CEO of BandGrip, Inc.
The innovation is BandGrip, a fast, easy, and non-invasive skin closure device that uses patented micro-anchors to close wounds, allowing the body to heal naturally. It reduces scarring, infection, needlestick injuries, and perhaps best of all, the amount of time surgeons spend closing wounds (while eliminating the need for a return visit for removal).
Orthopaedic surgeons can now experience BandGrip for themselves at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in Las Vegas. The event will be held at the Venetian/Sands Expo March 12-16, with exhibits being featured March 13-15.
BandGrip will be there at Booth #6846, and attendees can even pre-register for a demo here.
About BandGrip, Inc.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, BandGrip was founded in 2015 with the goal of developing a faster, easier, and non-invasive way to safely close wounds. After extensive canvassing of surgeons to identify ways to reduce closure time, improve ambulation, and minimize scarring, the company’s team of medical professionals developed the patented technology behind BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures.
Today, BandGrip remains committed to delivering medical innovations that allow hospitals and doctors to reduce procedure time and improve the patient experience, while envisioning a future where its products can help improve the lives of people around the world.
About the AAOS
Founded in 1933, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s premier provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the healthcare field. Along with its world-renowned annual meeting, the AAOS holds multiple Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center.
Not content to simply teach but also wanting to engage in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of orthopedic patients and surgeons, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons was next founded by the Academy’s Board of Directors in 1997.