by Anuroop Gogi
The problem we solve: Open gaping wounds are a challenge to treat for physicians, surgeons and nurses. Some of them can be closed with skin grafting and skin flaps but these procedures are expensive and cause additional morbidity.
About our solution: The Tension Traction Device is a wound healing device which is applied around an open wound. It stretches the skin on both sides of the wound so that the wound edges are gradually brought closer. This in addition to regular cleaning and dressing helps in quick healing of the wound.Progress to date:
We have been using crude version of this device for the last decade with excellent results. We now need funding to try different materials in making the device so that it becomes cheaper and more effective.
Creator: Anuroop Gogi
Location: London, City of
Bio: I am a Physician with specialist interest in Gastroenterology and Metabolic diseases. I have been working in clinical practice for 20 years in UK and India.
Title: Managing Director
Open gaping wounds, for eg in diabetics, after an accident, after surgery, cause heart-breaking morbidity. Skin grafts and flaps are expensive and cause more pain and suffering. The Tension Traction device reduces this suffering by helping close the wound and avoiding further surgery.
The Tension Traction device benefits Community nurses and General Practitioners immensely. Chronic wounds (such as diabetic ulcers or bed sores) require regular cleaning and dressing. An adjunct such as this device applied during every dressing will reduce the healing time in half.
The device reduces hospitalization and length of hospital stay. Patients can be taught to apply the Tension Traction device themselves so that pressure on Hospital staff gets reduced.
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