Absorbable Gelatin Sponges

Absorbable Gelatin Sponges

• Highly absorbent
• Holds many times its weight in blood
• Completely absorbed within four to six weeks

These small, sterile, surgical Sponges are prepared from specially treated, purified gelatin solution. Each Sponge is a hemostatic device that is capable of absorbing and holding within its meshes many times its weight in whole blood. They can be implanted during surgery and will be completely absorbed within four to six weeks.of skin edges. These Sponges will expand so special care must be taken when placing in a cavity or in closed tissue spaces.

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
59-9863 Absorbable Gelatin Sterile Sponges, pkg. 12
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• Highly absorbent
• Holds many times its weight in blood
• Completely absorbed within four to six weeks

These small, sterile, surgical Sponges are prepared from specially treated, purified gelatin solution. Each Sponge is a hemostatic device that is capable of absorbing and holding within its meshes many times its weight in whole blood. They can be implanted during surgery and will be completely absorbed within four to six weeks.

The sponges 20 x 20 mm (3/4 x 3/4 in) and are 7 mm (1/4 in) thick. They are supplied sterile in a jar of 12 Sponges. They may be cut into smaller sizes.

Note: Gelatin Sponges should not be used in closure of skin incisions because they may interfere with healing of skin edges. These Sponges will expand so special care must be taken when placing in a cavity or in closed tissue spaces.

Specifications59-9863
Depth English0.25
Depth Metric7
Length English0.75
Length Metric20
MaterialPurified Gelatin
Width English0.75
Width Metric20