Demonstration of the use of an XStat injector to control bleeding of a deep puncture wound that cut through the femoral artery of a pig (Photo: RevMedx)
RevMedx's XStat syringe injects hemostatic sponges into deep wounds to control hemorrhage (Photo: RevMedx)
The 12 mm (0.5 in) diameter XStat prototype for treatment of deep gunshot wounds (Photo: RevMedx)
The XStat sponges in their injectable form (Photo: RevMedx)
XStat sponges are placed into a deep wound, wherein they absorb blood, thereby expanding to produce pressure that controls bleeding (Photo: RevMedx)
Uncontrolled hemorrhage (bleeding out) is responsible for 80 percent of combat deaths. About the same proportion of those who die after being evacuated to a medical treatment facility also die of hemorrhage, usually associated with deep arterial wounds that cannot be treated using tourniquets – people die because we can't plug a simple hole. Now RevMedX, a small Oregon startup, has developed an alternative approach to treat such potentially survivable injuries.
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