Idea Exchange: Silicone bands secure suturing

Oct 01, 2011
By staff

To help secure an esophagostomy tube in a cat, we wrap a Miltex silicone band (Integra LifeSciences) around the red rubber catheter so the tube will not slip into the incision. Less suturing equals a happier patient.

Molly Ekblad, veterinary assistant
Stillwater, Minn.

Molly Ekblad