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Below you will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the use of our adhesion barrier products in surgery. This information is designed for use by a medical professional such as an orthopedic or hand surgeon. Please contact us if you have questions that are not presented here.


What is FzioMed's biomaterial technology?

Read about FzioMed’s patented polymer science in our core science section.


Spine Surgery

What is the difference between Oxiplex®, Oxiplex®/SP and MediShield™ adhesion barrier gels for spine surgery?

No difference. We make our #1 spine anti-adhesion gel available to spine surgeons under 3 brand names.  Ask your spine sales representative which brand he/she carries – Oxiplex®, Oxiplex®/SP, or MediShield™ – and rest assured it’s the #1 spine adhesion barrier in the world, made by FzioMed.


Where can I buy Oxiplex®, Oxiplex®/SP or MediShield™ for spine surgery?

Learn about product availability in your country or ask your spine sales representative which of these brands he/she carries.


How do I apply the spine adhesion barrier gel?

See Instructions for Use for directions.The spine adhesion barrier gel is supplied sterile, ready-to-use, in a 3mL syringe. Watch the animation video on this site.


What are the indications and contraindications for the spine adhesion barrier gel?

For complete prescribing information, see Instructions for Use.  FzioMed's spine adhesion barrier gel (Oxiplex®, Oxiplex®/SP and MediShield™) is indicated for use in posterior lumbar laminectomy, laminotomy or discectomy procedures for reducing pain, radiculopathy, lower extremity weakness, and the incidence, extent and severity of postoperative adhesions.


How do adhesion barriers work in spine surgery?

Our spine adhesion barrier coats surfaces and creates a temporary physical barrier that protects exposed nerve fibers and dura. It can reduce adhesion formation, so that the nerve is not tethered to spinal structures or compressed by epidural fibrosis. And it may limit exposure of nerves to biochemical irritants that are produced during surgery.


Clinical performance of the spine adhesion barrier gel?

Read all about clinical experience and related publications.


Peritoneal and Abdominal Surgery

What is Intercoat?

Learn more about Ethicon Intercoat™ absorbable adhesion barrier gel here.


Last updated: 20 Dec 2012

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