SilversteinWrap™

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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.”

James Koness, MD
Roger Williams Medical
Providence, Rhode Island

Clinical Benefits

“Our study showed a 24% reduction in seroma formation post-breast cancer surgery with the use of a compression belt.”

Dharmawan, R.; Nagalingam, S.; Tay, L..; Wong, C.; and Tan, B.
“The Use of Compression Belt in the Prevention of Seroma Formation Post-Breast Cancer Surgery: A Randomized Trial.”1
Poster session presented at: Milan Breast Cancer Conference; 2013 June 20-21; Milan, Italy.

“Our findings are supportive of pressure dressing as an effective, cheap and easy-to-apply method for the reduction (a) of the time with drains in situ after MRM, (b) of the number of patients developing seromas and (c) of the seroma aspirations. This can potentially reduce further complications, needed medical care and cut expenditure.”

Kontos, M.; Petrou, A.; Prassas, E.; Tsigris, C.; Roy, P.; Trafalis, D.; Bastounis, E.; and Karamanakos, P.
“Pressure Dressing in Breast Surgery: Is This the Solution for Seroma Formation?” 2
Journal of B.U.ON. 13.1 (2008): 65-67.

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

  • 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.

  1. Tuschy, B.; Berlit, S.; Romero, S.; Sperk, E.; Wenz, F.; Kel, S.; and Sutterlin, M. “Clinical Aspects of Intraoperative Radiotherapy in Early Breast Cancer: Short-term Complications after IORT in Women Treated with Low Energy X-rays.”Radiation Oncology 8:95 (2013).
  2. Bartelink, H.; Horoit, J.; Poortmans, P.; Struikmans, H.; Van den Bogaert, W.; Barillot, I.; et al. “Recurrence Rates after Treatment of Breast Cancer with Standard Radiotherapy with or without Additional Radiation.” New England Journal of Medicine 345 (2001): 1378-1387.
  3. Dharmawan, R.; Nagalingam, S.; Tay, L..; Wong, C.; and Tan, B. “The Use of Compression Belt in the Prevention of Seroma Formation Post-Breast Cancer Surgery: A Randomized Trial.” Poster session presented at Milan Breast Cancer Conference; 2013 June 20-21; Milan, Italy.
  4. Chand, N.; Aertssen, A.; and Royle, G. “Axillary ‘Exclusion’ – A Successful Technique for Reducing Seroma Formation after Mastectomy and Axillary Dissection.” Advances in Breast Cancer Research 2 (2013): 1-6.
  5. Kontos, M.; Petrou, A.; Prassas, E.; Tsigris, C.; Roy, P.; Trafalis, D.; Bastounis, E.; and Karamanakos, P. “Pressure Dressing in Breast Surgery: Is This the Solution for Seroma Formation?” Journal of B.U.ON. 13.1 (2008): 65-67.

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