Cutting Edge, Revolutionary Science & Medicine
Dr. David King, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a former army medic, has treated soldiers in war zones and patients severely injured at home such as the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Dr. King, along with Arsenal Medical, a maker of medical materials from Watertown, MA, has developed a “trauma foam” that is applied with a caulking gun like device. The foam buys time by stabilizing a patient for a couple hours until s(he) can be transported to a surgery center. Survival rates improve dramatically when surgeons are able to do their work.
How Trauma Foam Works
When a soldier, for example, is hit by a roadside bomb and internal organs are damaged, application of the foam via injection fills the body cavity and organs with life stabilizing foam. The foam enters the patient’s body as a liquid but then expands to cover injuries and in the process stop bleeding. Once a patient reaches the operating room, the foam is easily removed.
Dr. King and Arsenal Medical are finding the foam can be used for a wide variety non-military injuries such as those typically encountered in car accidents, gunshot wounds, stabbings, and the like.
The following video is an interview with Dr. King about his new medical breakthrough.