Soft tissue and cutaneous tension is an important contributor to complicated wound healing and poor scar cosmesis after surgery and its mitigation is a key consideration in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. The study objective was to assess the efficacy of the force modulating tissue bridge (FMTB) (“Brijjit”, BRIJ Medical Inc., Atlanta, GA) in reducing mechanical tension on postoperative wounds
Tension on healing wounds increases the risk of dehiscence and poor or pathologic scar formation. Force modulating tissue bridges (FMTBs) represent a new class of wound closure and support devices designed to offload tension on healing wounds to improve wound healing and scar outcomes.
The study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of FMTBs to reduce the risk of wound healing complications in elective breast surgery.
Brijjit Force Modulating Tissue Bridges, Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Force modulating tissue bridges (FMTB) represent a new class of combined wound closure and scar reduction device designed to optimize the tension milieu of the healing wound.
Engineering analysis and testing in both intact skin and incisional models was undertaken to assess changes in tissue tension associated with device placement and compare to standard suture closure.