2x better1 
cosmetic appearance 

4x faster
than sutures

Zip is a non-invasive skin closure device for incisions and lacerations. Unlike sutures and staples, Zip uses an isolation zone and dynamic compression technology to create a puncture-free skin closure.4,7



Designed for better outcomes 3,4

Zip Surgical closes incisions with a gap of 5mm or less. It uses adhesives and a streamlined scaffold- structure to close skin.

Common applications and procedures

Zip comes in different lengths to accommodate the needs of various procedures and specialties. You can also trim, cut, and combine Zip for all types of incisions.

Some of the most common applications for Zip include:

Orthopaedics (total joints, foot & ankle, sports medicine, trauma, spine)



Plastic, reconstructive, and dermatologic surgery

General surgery




1. Protects with an isolation zone:

The scaffold-like structure creates an isolation zone around the wound, protecting it from

2. Increases flexibility with dynamic compression:

Dynamic compression maintains wound integrity while providing better flexibility.4

3. Designed to stick:

Adjustable design for better tension and alignment.1 Secure adhesion to the skin. Latex-free.

Why Zip matters

Why Zip matters

Creates a better experience for your patients

Increased range of motion during recovery 3, 4

Easier, faster, and less painful to apply and remove 2, 5, 4

Reduced scarring 4

Saves you cost and time

Fewer wound complications 6

Reduced post-discharge cost 8

No added pathways for bacteria 7

  1. Carli AV, Spiro S, Barlow BT, Haas SB. Using a non-invasive secure skin closure following total knee arthroplasty leads to fewer wound complications and no patient home care visits compared to surgical staples. Knee. 2017 Oct;24(5):1221-1226.
  2. Alnachoukati O, Emerson R, Muraguri M (March 20,2019) Non-Invasive, Zip Type Skin Closure Device vs. Conventional Staples in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Which Method Holds Greater Potential for Bundled Payments?. Cures 11(3):e4281. DOI 10.7759/cureus.428
  3. 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.3102
  4. Goldman DS, Hammill E, Aasbo J, Storne E, Reddy S. Improvement in S-ICD Incision Closure Time and High Implanter Satisfaction Using a Novel Skin Closure Device. Scientific presentation given at Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society 2017 Meeting; Sep 16, 2017; Yokohama, Japan.
  5. Benner RW, Behrens JP. A Novel Skin Closure Device for Total Knee Arthroplasty: Randomized Controlled Trial versus Staples. The Journal of Knee Surgery (eFirst July
    9, 2019) DOI: 10.1055/s-0039- 1692628.
  6. Menkowitz B, Olivieri G, Belson O (January 19, 2020) Patient Satisfaction and Cosmetic Outcome in a Randomized, Prospective Study of Total Knee Arthroplasty Skin Closure Comparing Zip Surgical Skin Closure with Staples. Cureus 12(1): e6705. DOI 10.7759/ cureus.6705
  7. 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.3102
  8. Benner RW, Behrens JP. Poster Presentation: “A Novel Skin Closure Device for (Bilateral) Total Knee Arthroplasty: Randomized Controlled Trial vs. Staples.” Poster Presentation presented at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons; Nov 3, 2017;
  9. Levi K, Ichiryu K, Kefel P, et al. (October 12, 2016) Mechanics of Wound Closure: Emerging Tape-Based Wound Closure Technology vs. Traditional Methods. Cureus 8(10); e827. DOI 10.7759/cureus.827
  10. Alnachoukati O, Emerson R, Muraguri M (March 20,2019) Non-Invasive, Zip Type Skin Closure Device vs. Conventional Staples in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Which Method Holds Greater Potential for Bundled Payments?. Cures 11(3):e4281. DOI 10.7759/cureus. 4281
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