HYAcorp endo gel is a bio-absorbable, transparent, highly viscous gel, composed of hyaluronic acid. Thanks to its viscosity, HYACORP ENDO GEL adheres perfectly to the tissue surface and to the abdominal wall, creating an anti-adhesion barrier which keeps the adjacent tissue separated during the repair phase subsequent to a surgical procedure. The gel is completely degraded following the natural pathway of hyaluronan, within seven days after the application.
An adhesion is a type of scar that forms an abnormal connection between two parts of the body. Adhesions occur in response to injury of various kinds. Non-surgical insults such as endometriosis, infection, chemotherapy, radiation and cancer may damage tissue and initiate ADHESIONS. By far the most common kind of ADHESION is the one that forms after surgery. ADHESIONS typically occur at the site of a surgical procedure although they may also occur elsewhere.
Adhesions can cause severe clinical problems. Adhesions involving the female reproductive organs (ovaries, Fallopian tubes) can and do cause infertility, dyspareunia (painful intercourse) and debilitating pelvic pain Adhesions involving the bowel can cause bowel obstruction or blockage. Adhesions may form elsewhere such as around the heart, spine and in the hand where they lead to other problems.
Peritoneal trauma during abdominal surgery and abdominal infection can lead to intra-abdominal adhesion formation. Adhesions, especially when excessive, can cause severe complications and are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality. Adhesions are the main cause of intestinal obstruction in the developed world and account for approximately 70% of readmissions for small bowel obstruction.