TISSUE GUARD

With 35+ years of clinical history, PERI-GUARD, VASCU-GUARD and DURA-GUARD patches have demonstrated a low inflammatory response, resistance to suture line bleeding, and very low adverse event rates supporting overall patient healing outside of the OR. These products are recognized for providing strength, durability, and superior handling in soft tissue repair.
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Benefits of Bovine Pericardium

Native collagen grafts derived from bovine pericardium, TISSUE GUARD products offer surgeons a strong, suturable implant with excellent handling characteristics similar to autologous tissue(1)

Strength

Strong yet supple material with consistency similar to autologous tissue1,2

Handling

Easy to manipulate, contour and suture to the anatomy2

Biocompatible

Inert, low immunogenic properties with excellent host tissue response2,3

Resistant

Reapproximates to suture, resisting suture line bleeding3

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A Heritage of Healing

With more than 1.3 million units sold, our TISSUE GUARD products offer clinical application across a broad range of indications including vascular, neurological, thoracic and cardiothoracic surgery.1

Dura-Guard Dural Repair Patch

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For use as a dura substitute for the closure of dura during neurosurgery

APPLICABLE PROCEDURES:
– Tumor Resection
– Trauma
– Congenital Disorders

CLINICAL BENEFITS:
– Strong yet flexible material with minimal elasticity similar to native dura2,4
– Easy to manipulate, contour and suture to the anatomy2
– Reduces risk of CSF leaks through watertight closure5
– Good for high and low pressure CSF sites6*

Vascu-Guard Vascular Patch

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For use in peripheral vascular reconstruction including the carotid, renal, iliac, femoral, profunda and tibial vessels

APPLICABLE PROCEDURES:
– Carotid endarterectomy
– Profundaplasty
– Femoral, iliac, renal and tibial patching

CLINICAL BENEFITS:
– Resists suture line bleeding3
– Reduced long-term restenosis rates when compared to Dacron angioplasty and primary closure3,7
– Facilitates Doppler ultrasound directly through patch7
– Low incidence of post-operative and long-term adverse events3,7-9

Peri-Guard & Supple Peri-Guard Repair Patch

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For use as a prosthesis for pericardial closure and soft tissue deficiencies which include: defects of the thoracic wall, and intracardiac and great vessel repair

APPLICABLE PROCEDURES:
– Pericardial, intracardiac, and great vessel repair
– Soft tissue deficiency repairs
– Thoracic and cardiothoracic surgery

CLINICAL BENEFITS:
– No long-term signs of graft degeneration following aortic value reconstruction10
– Favorable mid to long-term outcomes following aortic value reconstruction10,11
– Complete lung expansion following chest wall reconstruction12
– No signs of herniation post chest wall reconstruction13
– Reduced adhesions and inflammation13-14

Additional Product Benefits

Low Risk of Inflammatory Response

Through a proprietary manufacturing process, the intrinsic nature of the bovine pericardium material is maintained while meeting high levels of biocompatibility and demonstrating a low risk of inflammatory response.2,3

Strength, Durability and Excellent Handling

The TISSUE-GUARD products are similar to autologous tissue and are easy to handle and suture through; they resist suture line bleeding with excellent reapproximation.2,4,5 

Multiple Size Options

 

The TISSUE-GUARD family of patches offer multiple size options and readily conform to multiplanar shapes.

 

Important Risk Information

DURA-GUARD 
INDICATIONS FOR USE
DURA-GUARD Dural Repair Patch is intended for use as a dura substitute for the closure of dura mater during neurosurgery. 
CONTRAINDICATIONS & ADVERSE REACTIONS DURA-GUARD is not designed, sold or intended for use except as indicated. 
WARNINGS Failure to rinse the product may result in a sterile inflammatory reaction. Do Not freeze. The patch must remain moist at all times. 
Rx only. For safe and proper use of this device refer to the complete Instructions for Use. 


PERI-GUARD 
INDICATIONS FOR USE
PERI-GUARD Repair Patch is intended for use as a prosthesis for pericardial closure and soft tissue deficiencies which include: defects of the thoracic wall, and intracardiac and great vessel repair. 
CONTRAINDICATIONS & ADVERSE REACTIONS PERI-GUARD is not designed, sold or intended for use except as indicated. 
WARNINGS Failure to rinse the product may result in a sterile inflammatory reaction. Do Not freeze. The patch must remain moist at all times. 

Rx only. For safe and proper use of this device refer to the complete Instructions for Use. 


SUPPLE PERI-GUARD 
INDICATIONS FOR USE
SUPPLE PERI-GUARD Repair Patch is used as a prosthesis for pericardial closure and soft tissue deficiencies which include: defects of the thoracic wall, and intracardiac and great vessel repair. 
CONTRAINDICATIONS & ADVERSE REACTIONS SUPPLE PERI-GUARD is not designed, sold or intended for use except as indicated. 
WARNINGS Failure to rinse the product may result in a sterile inflammatory reaction. Do not freeze. The patch must remain moist at all times. 
Rx only. For safe and proper use of this device refer to the complete Instructions for Use. 


VASCU-GUARD INDICATIONS FOR USE VASCU-GUARD Vascular Patch is used for peripheral vascular reconstruction including the carotid, renal, iliac, femoral, profunda and tibial vessels. 
CONTRAINDICATIONS & ADVERSE REACTIONS VASCU-GUARD is not designed, sold or intended for use except as indicated. 
WARNINGS Failure to rinse the product may result in a sterile inflammatory reaction. Do Not freeze. The patch must remain moist at all times. 
Rx only. For safe and proper use of this device refer to the complete Instructions for Use. 

 

TISSUE-GUARD Full Instructions for Use: