Setons are placed in fistula channels that are commonly seen in patients with Crohn’s disease. These ‘fistula tracts’ must be kept open to prevent the formation of peri-anal abscesses which hinder healing. The Setons used today are generally suture threads or rubber wires whose ends knotted together to form a loop or ring like structure. The presence of a knot causes complications, pain and discomfort to the patient.
MediShield has developed a “Super Seton” system that allows easy placement of a Seton ring without a knot. The project has been initiated in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Bemelman who is a leading expert in the field of colorectal and minimally invasive surgery. Follow the latest developments of the SuperSeton at SuperSeton.