Most surgeries leave organs stuck together: New gel might prevent this

New Gel Helps Prevent Adhesions after SurgeryStanford University researchers may have solved a common, sometimes fatal complication of surgery – simply known as adhesions.

These are the fibrous bands that form between internal organs and tissues, sticking them together, as the surgical wounds heal.

Adhesions begin to form within the first few days after surgery – in 95 per cent of all cases – generally without causing problems.

Read about the polymer-nanoparticle hydrogel study results here