Bone Wax

Hemostat for bone bleeding

Sterile mixture of natural beeswax and vaseline

  • Mechanical haemostasis in bones [1-3]
  • Haemostasis achieved by tamponade effect [1-3]
  • Achieve mechanical occlusion of intraosseous
    vessels [1-3]
  • Soft, easy to shape and apply “only hand-warm” [4-6]

Indicated for mechanical control of bleeding at bones in:

  • Thoracic surgery (sternum & ribs)
  • Dental, oral and jaw surgery
  • Orthopaedics and traumatology
  • Neurosurgery (trepanation)

[1] Stehrer R, Hunger S, Schotten KJ, Parsaei B, Malek M, Jacob M, Geiselseder G, Meier J. Reduction of transfusion requirements in pediatric craniosynostosis surgery by a new local hemostatic agent. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2016; 44(9):1246-51.
[2] Koc K, Ilik MK. Surgical management of an osteoblastoma involving the entire C2 vertebra and a review of literature. European Spine Journal. 2016; 25 Supplement 1:220-3.
[3] Elmorsy A, Abdel-Wahab A, Sabry M, Wahby E. Bone wax versus oxidized regenerated cellulose in preventing sternal intramedullary bleeding in cardiac surgery. Journal of the Egyptian Society of Cardio- Thoracic Surgery. 2016;24(4):302-7.
[4] Schonauer C, Tessitore E, Barbagallo G, Albanese V, Moraci A. The use of local agents: bone wax, gelatin, collagen, oxidized cellulose. Eur Spine J. 2004; 13(Suppl. 1):89-96.
[5] Ogle OE. Perioperative hemorrhage. In: Dym H, Ogle OE. Atlas of Minor Oral Surgery. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders. 2000:62-3.
[6] Santhosh Kumar MP. Local hemostatic agents in the management of bleeding in oral surgery. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2016;9:3.