ZipLine Medical Closure
Another painless, suture free wound closure system comes from ZipLine Medical (Campbell, California). It was developed initially as a surgical incision closure system – but the device has been adopted by primary care providers as a method to close simple lacerations. The ZipLine system consists of an adhesive matrix of beaded plastic “zip ties” that are placed over a laceration and secured in place. One pulls on each tie to approximate wound edges then merely removes the excess with a scissor. Again, easy, quick, painless and less likely to scar compared to traditional suturing or stapling. Zipline Medical also produces a home care product called ZipStitch intended to be used by patients and parents to close simple lacerations on their own.