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Prevent postpartum hemorrhoids?

Yes, with the Hem-Avert® Perianal Stabilizer it is now possible help your patients avoid external hemorrhoids resulting from vaginal delivery.

Hemorrhoids, while not life threatening, can result in acute pain and discomfort for your patients. Studies have found that during the delivery process, hemorrhoids represent a common adverse event in vaginal births. As the patient pushes during labor and the baby descends the birth canal, veins within the anus are engorged with blood. Damage to this venus plexus often leads to painful, post-partum hemorrhoids.

"Thrombosed external hemorrhoids and anal fissures are common and are
responsible for severe discomfort during childbirth." Dis Colon Rectum 2002;45:650-655

Published studies acknowledge that the hemorrhoidal incidence rate among women who deliver vaginally may exceed 30%. Even women who are asymptomatic during pregnancy may experience hemorrhoids during childbirth. More than 29% of women who have hemorrhoids at discharge are still symptomatic at least four weeks postpartum. Without a preventative treatment, the only option has been to treat the condition after the fact with ointments, painful injections and in severe cases – surgery. The Hem-Avert Perianal Stabilizer device is a simple and effective method to prevent hemorrhoids from vaginal childbirth.

"The [Hem-Avert Perianal Stabilizer] is completely external and non-invasive.
I now send patients home to care for their babies instead of delivery-induced
hemorrhoids."   T. Caruthers, MD

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Simplicity of design for proven performance and reliability

Each Hem-Avert Perianal Stabilizer comes in a single-use, gamma sterilized peel pouch. The externally applied device is put on the patient between 8-10 cm. of cervical dilation. The device consists of three components:

  • a rigid polymer base manufactured from a medical grade polycarbonate;
  • a centrally located cushioning pad which is composed of a laminate of medical grade polyester non-woven tape and medical grade polyethylene foam tape;
  • two lateral hook and loop fastener adhesive strips (with liners)--"loop" strips that attach to the mating "hook" which are used to provide the tension needed to keep the instrument firmly in place during delivery. The cushioning pad and adhesive strips are manufactured using materials commonly found in medical instruments and used in medical procedures.
Hem-Avert device placement

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