The Bur Patch is a temporary abdominal fascial expander prosthesis which is used for:
The STAR surgical procedure has been used to treat the open abdomen and abdominal compartment syndrome as a result of:
The Bur Patch marketed by NovoMedicus is manufactured in Germany. It has regulatory approval for use in both the United States and the European Union:
In response to surgeon feedback, NovoMedicus has increased the width of the device to accommodate obese patients, or patients with severe edema. It consists of two 20 cm by 40 cm biocompatible, high tensile strength, hook and loop sheets.
For temporary bridging of abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary.
The Bur Patch is not designed or intended for use as a permanent implant.
To learn more about the operative technique of Staged Abdominal Repair please go to openabdomen.org.