Clever Medical Design: ZipStitch, a DIY Non-Invasive Substitute for Stitches Based on Zip-Ties

I once got stabbed in the head with a wooden knife, during a martial arts class. To close the wound, I had to go to the ER to get stitches in my forehead. It was both gruesome and expensive. The doc couldn’t do much but stitch the wound shut, so if there was some DIY way to close the wound, I’d have done that instead and saved myself the bill.

Well, now there is a DIY way to keep wounds shut, and it’s scalable to the length of the wound. ZipStitch is a clever invention that requires no expertise to apply, and operates on the same principles as zip-ties:

The company claims their product is 8x stronger than stitches and leaves less scarring:

And if the length of your cut exceeds the length of the ZipStitch, you can of course just gang them up:

Here’s a closer look at the design:

Used in hospitals, ZipStitch is also available to the general public. You can even get ’em on Amazon.


Source: core77

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