When confronted with difficult wounds, reach for the DermaClose continuous external tissue expander from Synovis MCA, a subsidiary of Baxter International. It gently and rapidly expands the skin on the subcutaneous planes around a wound. Once set, DermaClose automatically maintains the proper amount of tension. No need for readjusting or tightening. When edges are brought close enough together — typically 3-7 days — perform final suturing and closure. For larger wounds, just add more devices. Use DermaClose as an effective alternative or adjunct to split thickness skin grafts and negative pressure wound therapy.