The Weck EFx Shield Fascial Closure System from Teleflex is the only shielded port closure device, providing enhanced sharps protection for uniform and consistent performance. The EFx Shield® System is designed with speed and safety in mind. An array of enhanced features include:
The Weck EFx Shield Fascial Closure System was awarded a "2015 Innovation of the Year" award by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
A Premier 2016 Innovation Celebration Breakthrough Product.
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Suture retriever button
Designed to make capture and retrieval of suture strands fast and secure
Makes wing deployment and approximation easy
Finger grip pads
For ergonomic device control
Suture retriever exit line
For proper depth of suture positioning
Enable quick and secure suture loading for ease of use
For improved retraction and stability on the abdominal wall
Suture retrieval wing shields
Provide enhanced sharps protection, safe suture placement 1cm lateral to the defect midline
To prepare the system, remove both components from the packaging and load the EFx Shield device with a size 0, 18-inch absorbable suture.
Insert the device into the defect and use the slide lock to engage wing shields. Once the wings are locked, position them against the abdominal wall. The suture retriever exit line should be below skin level to ensure an optimal suture purchase.
Fully insert the suture retriever into the guide channel and press the black suture retrieval button until it locks to capture the suture. Remove the retriever and press the reset button to repeat the process on the other side.
Reposition the slide lock to collapse the wing shields, then remove the device from the defect. Secure both ends of the suture and tie using your preferred method to complete the closure.