Absorbable Gelatin Sponges

Absorbable Gelatin Sponges

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.

• Highly absorbent

• Holds many times its weight in blood

• Completely absorbed within four to six weeks

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
59-9863 Absorbable Gelatin Sterile Sponges, pkg. 12
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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.

• Highly absorbent

• Holds many times its weight in blood

• Completely absorbed within four to six weeks

These ponges can be implanted during surgery and will be completely absorbed within four to six weeks.

These Gelatin Sponges measure 20 x 20 mm (3/4 x 3/4 in) and are 7 mm (1/4 in) thick. They are supplied sterile pouches containing 2 sponges each. 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