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Ethicon Surgicel Original Absorbable Hemostat

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Item #: 1951
2" x 14"

Ethicon Surgicel Absorbable Hemostat is a sterile absorbable knitted fabric prepared by the controlled oxidation of regenerated cellulose. The fabric is white with a pale yellow cast and has a faint, caramel-like aroma. Surgicel Dressing is strong and can be sutured or cut without fraying. Ethicon Surgicel Absorbable Hemostat is stable and should be stored at a controlled room temperature. A slight discoloration may occur with age, but this does not affect performance.

Features of Surgicel Dressing

  • Plant-based product
  • Flexible and malleable
  • Flexible, sheer weave conforms to irregular surfaces
  • Sterile absorbable hemostat
  • Effective, fast hemostasis, ease of use
  • Oxidized regenerated cellulose material
  • Has 7-14 days of absorption time

How does Surgicel Absorbable Hemostat work?

  • The mechanism of action whereby Surgicel Original Hemostat accelerates clotting is not completely understood. Still, it appears to be a physical effect rather than any normal physiologic clotting mechanism alteration. 
  • After Ethicon Surgicel Hemostat has been saturated with blood, it swells into a brownish or black gelatinous mass which aids in the formation of a clot, thereby serving as a hemostatic adjunct in the control of local hemorrhage. 
  • When used properly in minimal amounts, it is absorbed from the sites of implantation with practically no tissue reaction. Absorption depends upon several factors, including the amount used, the degree of saturation with blood, and the tissue bed. 
  • In addition to its local hemostatic properties, Surgicel Absorbable Hemostat is bactericidal in vitro against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, including aerobes and anaerobes.

When to use Surgicel Hemostat Dressing?

  • Used adjunctively in surgical procedures to assist in the control of capillary, venous, and small arterial hemorrhage when ligation or other conventional methods of control are impractical or ineffective

When not to use Surgicel Absorbable Hemostat?

  • Although packing or wadding sometimes is medically necessary, SURGICEL Absorbable Hemostat should not be used in this manner unless it is to be removed after hemostasis is achieved.
  • Surgicel Hemostat should not be used for implantation in bone defects, such as fractures, since there is a possibility of interference with callus formation and a theoretical chance of cyst formation.
  • When Surgicel Absorbable Hemostat is used to help achieve hemostasis in, around, or in proximity to foramina in bone, areas of bony confine, the spinal cord, or the optic nerve and chiasm, it must always be removed after hemostasis is achieved since it will swell and could exert unwanted pressure.
  • It should not be used to control hemorrhage from large arteries.
  • It should not be used on non-hemorrhagic serous oozing surfaces since body fluids other than whole blood, such as serum, do not react with Surgicel dressing to produce a satisfactory hemostatic effect.
  • Surgicel dressing is an absorbable hemostat and should not be used as an adhesion prevention product.

What to buy with Surgicel Original Hemostat

How to use Surgicel Absorbable Hemostat?

  • Surgicel Original Absorbent Dressing should be cut to the appropriate size for endodcopic placement. Standard endoscopic procedures should be used to the point of placement of the hemostat. Grasp the Ethicon Surgicel Absorbable Hemostat at one corner.
  • Slowly push the grasping instrument and material into the cavity.
  • With grasping instruments in a second and third auxiliary site, placement can be made and the material repositioned as needed.
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Surgicel Dressing User Manual

Hemostat Surgicel Specifications

Particulars Specifications
Description Loose knit of ORC
Bleeding Situation Continuous Oozing
Hemostatic Agent & Accessory Hemostatic Agent
Absorption Time 7-14 days
Storage Requirements Store at controlled room temperature 59º-86ºF (15º-30ºC)
Preparation Time Ready out of package
Shelf Life 5 Years
Material/Composition Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose
MOA Provides a matrix for platelet adhesion and aggregation


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