Tension Pneumothorax (tPTX) is a condition in which air becomes trapped under pressure in the pleural space following lung injury. This injury can quickly become life-threatening if untreated. tPTX has been identified as a main contributor to preventable death in combat environments and in civilian trauma systems.
Decompressing the pleural space using conventional methods, such as Needle Thoracostomy and Tube Thoracostomy have a high risk of failure due to:
SaPD© is a new technology that allows safe, successful decompression of the pleural space in adult patients.
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