Adhesion Prevention

What are MAST Bioresorbable Adhesion Barrier Films?

MAST Bioresorbable Adhesion Barrier Films are  transparent bioresorbable polymer films that are designed to separate opposing tissue during the critical period of healing.

Due to its protracted resorption the polymer film provides an effective barrier function thus minimizing the formation of adhesions between the device and the opposing viscera.

Surgical Challenge

Adhesion formation is a postsurgical sequelae of visceral tissue repair following surgical abdominal/pelvic procedures. The clinical significance of postoperative adhesions is associated by many complications which include:

  • Pelvic or Abdominal Pain
  • Fertility Impairment in Women
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Complication in Surgical Reentry

There is a substantially high risk for patients undergoing abdominal or pelvic reoperations as adhesion formation resulting from previous surgical procedures may complicate the reentry due to:

  • Extended operating time due to surgical difficulties and adhesiolysis
  • Substantial blood loss
  • Incidential/inadvertent enterotomies
  • Entercutaneous fistulas
  • Resection of damaged tissue

Surgical Solution

Besides the surgical priniciples in handling serosal tissue, the accepted solution for preventing/
reducing post-operative adhesions is to physically separate the opposing tissues throughout the critical healing process. Thus the tissue may regenerate without interconnective attachment.

  • Separate Opposing Tissues
  • Maintain Surgical Dissection plane
  • Prevent Formation of Adhesions