SilversteinWrap

The SilversteinWrap, a post-surgical, post-biopsy bias compression dressing, can improve outcomes in breast surgery.
The SilversteinWrap, a post-surgical, post-biopsy bias compression dressing, can improve outcomes in breast surgery.  The SilversteinWrap sterile breast compression wrap has a larger width and longer length than traditional compression wraps.   The SilversteinWrap, a breast compression wrap, is made of latex-free breathable 100% cotton and the edges stay flat.

Improve Outcomes in Breast Surgery

The SilversteinWrap, a post-surgical, post-biopsy bias compression dressing, improves outcomes in breast surgery.

Complications such as hematomas, ecchymosis and seromas are common following breast surgery; they can delay healing and adjuvant therapy.

Validated with 25+ years of clinical use, the SilversteinWrap can improve patient satisfaction and help to prevent up to 24% of these complications.

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"My patient began bleeding badly during a minimally invasive breast biopsy. Thanks to the SilversteinWrap, we were able to prevent a significant complication for the patient."

Dr James Koness MD
Roger Williams Medical
Providence, Rhode Island 

Clinical Benefits

The SilversteinWrap is a sterile bias compression dressing. Unlike traditional compression bandages, the SilversteinWrap is more effective:

Bias Weave

  • Larger width and longer length; over six times larger than traditional compression dressings
  • Bias weave stretches/compresses from multiple angles, conforming to body shape
  • Adhesion to skin not required
  • Edges stay flat, increasing patient comfort
  • Made of latex-free breathable 100% cotton

Applications

The SilversteinWrap is used in minimally invasive or vacuum assisted breast biopsy, breast lumpectomy, mastectomy, oncoplastic breast excision and reduction mammoplasty cases.

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