Effective and innovative applications in surgical procedures.
Easy to apply, ready for immediate use.
4DryField® PH is an innovative medical device for adhesion prevention and hemostasis that can be used in a wide range of surgical applications. Due to its physical properties, 4DryField® PH can bind many times its own mass of fluid within a few seconds.
Many studies have shown the efficacy of 4DryField® PH, including several experimental studies, as well as publications from gynecology, visceral surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, urology, orthopedics, and burn surgery. The clinical studies from gynecology, visceral and pediatric cardiac surgery confirm also clinically the excellent efficiency of 4DryField® PH in adhesion prevention. Accordingly, a significant reduction of adhesions was proven in re-interventions (second looks). Furthermore, the time for freeing the heart during re-interventions was significantly reduced in pediatric cardiac surgery and in gynecology, 4DryField® PH led to reduced pain and a significantly increased pregnancy rate. You can find these and further studies on our Publications page:
4DryField® PH consists of sterile, hydrophilic microprous particles. These are manufactured from highly purified plant starch using the special SAFE™ technology. 4DryField® PH does not contain any components of human and/or animal origin and is therefore biocompatible, pyrogen-free and hypoallergenic. Furthermore, it demonstrates excellent tolerability, is non-cytotoxic and promotes recovery (Poehnert et al., 2015).
4DryField® PH meets the high requirements for a class III medical device. Side effects have not been reported to date. Occasionally, there may be a temporary CRP increase without leucocytosis and without temperature elevation (Ziegler et al., 2021), which subsides by itself after a few days.
For easy and fast application of 4DryField® PH during laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures, PlantTec Medical offers the specially developed disposable 4DFLap™.