Technology advances still leave me astonished every time I see a ground-breaking invention. The future of medical stitches is in jeopardy.[bctt tweet=” Did you know there are medical tapes known as 3M Steri-Strip S that has the potential to eliminate stitching for good?” username=”TTN_TheTechNews”] These are simple sellotape that would hold your skin together instead of the stitching threads.
Despite having advancements in the medical field, health care-acquired infections (HAIs) is still one of the top leading causes of death which is approximately 100,000 deaths a year. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are one of the deadliest forms of HAI. Stitching rises the probability of the infection if it is not done to perfection. These magical tapes reduce the chances of infection significantly.
Another amazing thing about this tape is it doesn’t leave this intense scar that stitching does. That is one of the major reason why these tapes are getting so popular among the medical sectors. On asking one of the creators of this genius tape, he mentioned that their motive was to reduce the time and hassle that goes behind stitching even for the minor injuries.The process of using this is very simple.
Step one: Pull off the hinges
Step 2: Put the band-aid on the cut
Step 3: Take off the tape protectors
Step 4: Peel it off after a while
That was it. Imagine how much time it is saving every day for the doctors. There is no need for anesthesia or needles. For more information, visit this link. Countries like Bangladesh and many developing countries still are fixated on stitches which leave a nasty scar for the rest of the life and that is the least bad thing about the stitching procedure. Infections from stitches are a common phenomenon as most doctors of these countries are not thoroughly expert on stitching and how not to leave a scar after a surgery.