The Zip experience

Say hello to better recovery with Zip.

From recovery to removal, Zip does it better

Zip is made for you. It’s the non-invasive skin closure device that’s more comfortable, more efficient and more flexible7, 10.

Feels better

Because Zip is puncture-free, it’s gentler on the incision from the get-go, and less painful after surgery7.

Moves with you

With Zip’s greater range of motion7, 10, you can recover confidently. And with its increased strength12, you can be sure Zip will stay in place while you heal.

Removes with ease

Zip is less painful to remove than staples 7, 11 – and its non-invasive technology leads to fewer infections and complications1, 4.

Lets you feel like you again

With less scarring and better cosmetic outcomes than staples or sutures3, 13, Zip lets you get back to focusing on the things you love instead of on how you look post-recovery.

It’s easy to see why people love Zip

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Benefits of Zip

Learn about Zip’s many advantages over sutures and staples—less pain, a stronger hold, fewer complications and more—and you’ll understand why patients prefer it.

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Zip use cases

Whatever your situation, Zip brings it all together by offering flexible design, multiple sizing options and better healing.

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Patient resources

Equip yourself with the information you need to discuss Zip skin closure with your doctor.

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1. Carli A., Haas SB. Novel Non-Invasive Secure Skin Closure Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: Fewer Wound Complications & No Patient Home Care Visits Compares to Staples, Paper presented at ISTA; 1 Oct 2015; Vienna, Austria.

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4. Safa B, Belson A, Meschter C, et al. (August 04, 2018) In Vivo Efficacy Study Showing Comparative Advantage of Bacterial Infection Prevention with Zip-type Skin Closure Device vs. Subcuticular Sutures. Cureus 10(8): e3102. doi:10.7759/cureus.31025.

7. Benner RW, Behrens JP. Poster Presentation: “A Novel Skin Closure Device for (Bilateral) Total Knee Arthroplasty: Randomized Controlled Trial vs. Staples.” Poster Presen-tation presented at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons; Nov 3, 2017;

10. Menkowitz B, Olivieri G, Belson O (January 19, 2020) Patient Satisfaction and Cosmetic Outcome in a Random-ized, Prospective Study of Total Knee Arthroplasty Skin Closure Comparing Zip Surgical Skin Closure with Staples. Cureus 12(1): e6705. DOI 10.7759/cureus.6705

11. Ko, J. H., Yang, I. H., Ko, M. S., Kamolhuja, E. and Park, K. K. (2016), Do zip-type skin-closing devices show better wound status compared to conventional staple devices in total knee arthroplasty?. Int Wound J, 14: 250-254. doi:10.1111/iwj.12596

12. Levi K, et al. Mechanics of Wound Closure: Emerging Tape-Based Wound Closure Technology vs. Traditional Methods. Muacevic A, Adler JR, eds. Cureus. 2016;8(10):e827. doi:10.7759/cureus.827.

13. Tanaka Y, Miyamoto T, Naito Y, Yoshitake S, Sasahara A, Miyaji K. Randomized Study of a New Noninvasive Skin Closure Device for Use After Congenital Heart Operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct;102(4):1368-74. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.072. Epub 2016 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 27261084.


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