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The TopClosure® 3S System, for skin stretching and a secure wound closure

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Plastic Surgery, January 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#19 of 316)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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Title
The TopClosure® 3S System, for skin stretching and a secure wound closure
Published in
European Journal of Plastic Surgery, January 2012
DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0671-1
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Authors

Moris Topaz, Narin-Nard Carmel, Adi Silberman, Ming Sen Li, Yong Zhong Li

Abstract

The principle of stretching wound margins for primary wound closure is commonly practiced and used for various skin defects, leading at times to excessive tension and complications during wound closure. Different surgical techniques, skin stretching devices and tissue expanders have been utilized to address this issue. Previously designed skin stretching devices resulted in considerable morbidity. They were invasive by nature and associated with relatively high localized tissue pressure, frequently leading to necrosis, damage and tearing of skin at the wound margins. To assess the clinical effectiveness and performance and, to determine the safety of TopClosure® for gradual, controlled, temporary, noninvasive and invasive applications for skin stretching and secure wound closing, the TopClosure® device was applied to 20 patients for preoperative skin lesion removal and to secure closure of a variety of wound sizes. TopClosure® was reinforced with adhesives, staples and/or surgical sutures, depending on the circumstances of the wound and the surgeon's judgment. TopClosure® was used prior to, during and/or after surgery to reduce tension across wound edges. No significant complications or adverse events were associated with its use. TopClosure® was effectively used for preoperative skin expansion in preparation for dermal resection (e.g., congenital nevi). It aided closure of large wounds involving significant loss of skin and soft tissue by mobilizing skin and subcutaneous tissue, thus avoiding the need for skin grafts or flaps. Following surgery, it was used to secure closure of wounds under tension, thus improving wound aesthetics. A sample case study will be presented. We designed TopClosure®, an innovative device, to modify the currently practiced concept of wound closure by applying minimal stress to the skin, away from damaged wound edges, with flexible force vectors and versatile methods of attachment to the skin, in a noninvasive or invasive manner.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 26%
Researcher 4 21%
Student > Postgraduate 3 16%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Other 3 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 58%
Engineering 2 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 5%
Unspecified 1 5%
Computer Science 1 5%
Other 3 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 March 2017.
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#1,505,313
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Outputs from European Journal of Plastic Surgery
#19
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#42,764
of 251,562 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Plastic Surgery
#2
of 31 outputs
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