In cardiothoracic surgery, the Zip offers benefits for procedures that involve sternotomy and thoracotomy.
In a study of open-heart surgery in pediatric patients, the Zip demonstrated significantly faster wound closure, better scar appearance and less patient pain compared to sutures.1
“Our study showed that the (Zip) device has an excellent performance in improving the cosmetic appearance and reducing skin closure times (during congenital heart operations).”1
1. Tanaka Y, Miyamoto T, Naito Y, Yoshitake S, Sasahara A, Miyaji K. Randomized Study of a New Noninvasive Skin Closure Device for Use After Congenital Heart Operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct;102(4):1368-74. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.072. Epub 2016 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 27261084.