MediShieldTM creates a barrier to separate tissues during the initial stages of the healing process.Contact your local sales representative
MediShieldTM anti-adhesion gel creates a barrier to separate tissues during the initial stages of the healing process.
MediShield™ Anti-Adhesion Gel is intended to be placed at sites of tissue injury in the epidural space to serve as a temporary mechanical barrier separating opposing tissue surfaces for reducing pain and the severity of postoperative adhesions.
MediShield™ Anti-Adhesion Gel is intended to be used as an adjunct to posterior lumbar laminectomy, laminotomy, or discectomy procedures for reducing pain, radiculopathy, lower extremity weakness, and the incidence, extent, and severity of postoperative adhesions.
Dural abrasion studies in a rabbit laminotomy model show that;
dura is not significantly adhered at the surgical site in MediShield™ Anti-Adhesion Gel treated specimens, while control specimens show adhesions to the dura at the surgical site.
In the event of re-operation, dissection and exposure of the neural structure should be easier to perform.
Kim K.D. et al, Reduction in Leg Pain and Lower-Extremity Weakness with Gel for 1 Year after Laminectomy, Laminotomy, and Discectomy. Neurosurgical Focus, 2004, 7(1).
See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative and/or consult the Medtronic website at medtronic.eu