What is Zip?

Zip use cases

Zip is for you. And you. And you.


Zip and orthopaedics are a dynamic duo. Find out why Zip is the perfect fit for a variety of surgeries.

Total joints

A joint’s job is to support movement – and Zip helps it do just that. During recovery, Zip’s flexible design makes more motion possible7, 10, without all the pinching and pulling caused by staples.

Foot and ankle

Feet and ankles are typically low blood flow areas. That’s where Zip’s puncture-free skin closure comes in – letting blood flow more freely2 and allowing for better healing and fewer complications1, 7 in foot and ankle surgeries.

Sports medicine

Sports medicine procedures have a unique set of needs. And from multiple sizing options to more flexibility than sutures or staples7, 10, Zip has those needs covered.


Zip has your back. Seriously. For spinal surgeries, which often mean longer incisions, the ability to use multiple Zip devices is an asset.

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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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Patient stories

When it comes to the Zip experience, real patients know it best. Find out what they’ve got to say about puncture-free skin closure.

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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.

2. Davis, A., et. al., Effect of Surgical Incision Closure De-vice on Skin Perfusion Following Total Ankle Arthroscopy, UF Health Poster Presentation at ACFAS, March 2017

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


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