ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Therapy
ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy is a Temporary Abdominal Closure System that Allows Surgeons to Take Control Early when Managing a Challenging Open Abdomen, Helping to Achieve Primary Fascial Closure.
ABTHERA™ Therapy is designed to:
- Actively remove fluid and help reduce edema1
- Provide medial tension, which helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain
- Help protect abdominal contents from external environment
- Provide separation between the abdominal wall and viscera, protecting abdominal contents
- Allows for rapid access for re-entry and does not require sutures for placement
ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Dressing builds on the success of ABTHERA™ Therapy and
specifically designed to draw the wound edges together.
As the next generation of temporary abdominal closure, it provides the same great benefits
of ABTHERA™ Therapy, and features reconfigured ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Perforated Foam. Under negative pressure, the unique configuration of the ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Perforated Foam is designed to collapse medially while maintaining its vertical rigidity. It actively facilitates drawing wound edges together.
Designed for simplicity, ease-of-use and rapid application.
Key Components for ABTHERA™ Therapy:
ABTHERA™ Fenestrated Visceral Protective Layer:
- Provides separation between abdominal wall and viscera, protecting abdominal contents
- Re-entry into the abdomen is easily accessible
- No sutures required for placement, minimizing fascial damage
- Manifolds negative pressure throughout the open abdomen
- Fenestrations enable active fluid removal from the paracolic gutters when negative pressure is applied
ABTHERA™ Perforated Foam and ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Perforated Foam:
- Delivers negative pressure from the Negative Pressure Therapy Unit to the Visceral Protective Layer
- Promotes active fluid removal
- Provides medial tension, which helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain
- Provides a closed system to help isolate and protect abdominal contents from the external environment
When negative pressure is applied, the foam transfers negative pressure from the therapy unit to the visceral protective layer (VPL). Exudate and infectious material throughout the abdomen and within the paracolic gutters are removed through the VPL. At the same time, the perforated foam and the encapsulated foam within the VPL collapse medially, drawing fascial edges closer together, helping minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain.
- Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Open Abdomen and Temporary Abdominal Closure Techniques in Non-trauma Patients
- Active Negative Pressure Peritoneal Therapy After Abbreviated Laparotomy – The intraperitoneal Vacuum Randomized Controlled Trial.
- Prospective Study Examining Clinical Outcomes Associated with a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System and Barker's Vacuum Packing Technique.
- Are Commercial Negative Pressure Systems Worth the Cost in Open Abdomen Management?
- Total management of the open abdomen.