What is Zip?

Benefits of Zip

What's so great about Zip? We’re glad you asked.

Less pain, your gain

4x less pain than staples

Zip is less painful to apply and remove than staples or sutures7, 11. It’s designed with your comfort in mind.

Scar less, heal better

2x better cosmetic appearance

When it comes to scarring, you could call us minimalists. Zip minimizes scarring, so you can say goodbye to “railroad” marks caused by staples and sutures3, 7, 13 and hello to better skin closure. Now, you can feel more confident as you recover.

Stay strong

12x stronger than sutures

Zip offers 12x stronger protection than sutures12, allowing your incision to heal quickly and safely.

Get moving

Flexible design allows movement

Zip moves with you, so you can have a better range of motion during recovery7, 10.

Zip in, bacteria out

No added path for bacteria

Zip lets you heal better, which means fewer infections1, 4. It’s good for your peace of mind, and even better for your body.

Better outcomes = happier patients

Increased patient satisfaction

Zip looks better and feels better, so it’s no wonder that patients like it more than staples or sutures.

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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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The Zip experience

Recover better with Zip’s unique features.

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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.

3. Data on file

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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