Bone Wax as a Physical Hemostatic Agent

Madelaine Fritsche, Paul Wirth, Charlene Lam

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Achieving hemostasis in cutaneous surgery on bony or irregular surfaces can be challenging; typical pressure dressings that act by mechanical occlusion with petrolatum gauze can be inadequate. We offer the use of bone wax as a practical hemostatic agent that can be (1) molded to provide ideal occlusion and pressure without adhering to wound surfaces and (2) painlessly and simply removed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-83
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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