- “The size is just right for covering a molar extraction site.”
- “Great to use at injury sites.”
- “Expands to fill the socket.”
- “No chemical component.”
- “Stops bleeding very efficiently.”
- “It worked well for free gingival grafts and extractions.”
- “Very sticky once it gets wet.”
- “I would like more detailed instructions for dental indications.”
- “I would like it in retraction-cord size for use in restorative dentistry.”
Hemostyp is a hemostatic sterile gauze designed to provide fluid control and protection when placed on a cut or wound. Hemostyp is created from naturally regenerated cellulose and works in three stages:
1. Hemostyp is applied with direct pressure to a wound and covered with a clean dressing.
2. Hemostyp absorbs blood and expands to create pressure.
3. Hemostyp encourages quick clotting and becomes a gel that can be wiped away after rinsing with sterile water, saline or hydrogen peroxide.
Hemostyp gauze pads are 2 x 3.5 cm and there are two gauze pads packaged in each foil blister square. Each box contains 20 blister squares in the form of two blister packs with 10 blister squares each. Hemostyp was evaluated by 28 consultants in 282 uses. This hemostatic gauze received a 91% clinical rating.
Hemostyp exhibited a high level of adherence to wet tissue and provided very good hemostasis. The size of the gauze pads was appropriate for intraoral use and was not easily displaced. For extraction sites, most consultants left the product in place, allowing it to dissolve. Limited instructions are included, and the clinician must determine how best to use this product. The individual packaging is easy to open and keeps the remaining product sterile. No taste or odor was reported. For superficial wounds they rinsed it off, which was challenging because of the stickiness of the gel. Sixty-four percent of consultants rated Hemostyp better than other hemostatic products they were using and 14% rated it equivalent. Seventy-five percent would switch to Hemostyp and 86% would recommend it to a colleague.
Do not use on infected wounds
Place the gauze accurately, since it is not easy to reposition once wet.
Cut gauze pads into smaller pieces or strips if necessary.