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Fibrin Glue and Thrombin Powder
Fibrin glue is a pasty substance that is applied directly on a wound (topically) and is most often used after dental procedures to treat people who have bleeding problems. Fibrin glue contains clotting factors to help a wound stop bleeding. It is used for people who lack or have a shortage of clotting factor VIII.
Thrombin powder is a dry powder that can be applied directly to the top of a wound to stop minor bleeding.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology|
|Last Revised||August 3, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 3, 2011|
|Medical Review:||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology
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