How To Apply
IMPORTANT: Before starting, insure that the wound and surrounding area (at least 2cm on each side of the placement) are COMPLETELY dry and free of all hair.
REMOVE microMend from foam container by pulling TAB upwards using thumb & forefinger.
Holding the TAB, POSITION microMend so the edge of narrow section that meets TAB-SIDE is over wound as shown below. This positioning will locate center of narrow section over wound after device is pulled across wound (see STEP 4).
With free hand, PRESS microstaple area of NON-TAB SIDE of device firmly onto skin.
Hold TAB-SIDE and PULL microMend across wound to approximate and evert wound edges as shown below.
PRESS down on microstaple area of TAB-SIDE to keep device in place and twist TAB off. Pulling (instead of twisting) the TAB may cause microMend to be dislodged from the skin.
To Finish, PRESS firmly over both sides of device to ensure that microMend is secured to the skin.
Make sure that the microMend devices cover the entire wound; to do so, place devices such that they extend beyond the edge of each side of the wound.
After closure, the site should be covered with a sterile absorbent dressing.
For correct technique when applying multiple microMend devices, see below: