Curaspon® is a sterile absorbable gelatin sponge with haemostatic effect suitable for the control of bleeding.

Curaspon® is manufactured from highly purified neutral gelatin foam of uniform porosity, exclusively from porcine origins. The dried gelatine foam is tested according to USP, cut, packed and sterilised with gamma irradiation. The uniform porosity of the gelatin sponge guarantees a favourable haemostasis.

Gelatin sponges have been used in clinical practice as haemostat for more than 50 years. Over this period of time the product has been proven to be effective and safe and its haemostatic effect is as efficient as other types of absorbable haemostats.

Curaspon® may be used in practically all forms of surgery procedures. lt is particularly advantageous where a venous or diffuse oozing haemorrhage can not be controlled by traditional means.

The sponges are produced from specially selected raw pharmaceutical gelatin (pork skin origin), which is a well-known implant material. After foaming and drying the sponges are cut to the desired sizes, packaged in a class 10.000 clean room facility after which the product is gamma sterilized.

When Curaspon® is applied to bleeding skin surfaces; it completely liquefies within 3 to 5 days. When Curaspon® is implanted into the organism, it is completely absorbed in approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Reports have shown no abnormalities of the product, and no complaints relating to any contamination of the product were received whatsoever.

CuraMedical manufactures Curaspon® in different sizes and forms. These forms can cover any need for an effective haemostasis in all types of surgery.
Curaspon® gelatine sponges have a porous structure which activates the thrombocytes at the moment blood comes in contact with the matrix of the sponge. This causes the thrombocytes to release a series of substances which promote their aggregation at the same time as their surfaces change character, thus enabling them to act as a catalyst for the formation of the fibrin. Curaspon® is applicable dry or moistened with sterile physiological saline squeezed out before application. Press Curaspon® against the bleeding site. In a short time it will adhere to the wound and control bleeding. It is recommended to remove excess Curaspon® material from the operative field.

Curaspon® should not be re-sterilized.

Available standard types (Other types as well as powder form on request)

Curaspon® Standard 80 x 50 x10 mm Ref CS-010 Boxes of 20 pieces
Curaspon® Special 80 x 50 x 1 mm Ref CS-110 Boxes of 15 pieces
Curaspon® Anal 80 x ø 30 mm Ref CS-210 Boxes of 15 pieces
Curaspon® Cube 10 x 10 x 10 mm Ref CS-310 Boxes of 50 pieces
Curaspon® Dental 10 x 10 x 10 mm Ref CS-330 Box with 2 containers each containing 30 pieces
Curaspon® Film 200 x 70 x0,5 mm Ref CS-950 Boxes of 15 pieces
Curaspon® Dial 30 x 30 x 10 mm Ref CS-130 Boxes of 20 pieces

Curaspon® Standard 80 x 50 x 10 mm
This form is suitable for many of the most frequent surgical procedures in particular: parenchymal and thoracic surgery.

Curaspon® Special 80 x 50 x 1 mm 
A  thin gelatine sponge at disposal when the space is very limited, it’s well suited for:
otorhinolaryngology and laminectomy.
Curaspon® Tampon Anal 80 x ø 30 mm
This sponge is used in haemorrhoid operations and other surgical procedures in the anal and rectal regions.
Curaspon® reduces post-operative pains more effectively than other known forms of anal tampons and is spontaneously expelled within 1 to 2 days.
Curaspon® Cube 10 x 10 x 10 mm This sponge is offen used in minor surgical procedures (Dental) or when only small sized haemostatic sponges are required (ENT).
Curaspon® Dental 10 x 10 x 10 mm This sponge reduces bleeding after tooth extraction
Curaspon® Film 200 x 70 x 0,5 mm
This is the thinnest type used in neuro, vascular surgery and plastic surgery in which the sponge has a haemostatic as well as a protective effect.
   

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