Surgical Bone Wax

HAEMOWAX – Sterile Bone Wax

Surgical Bone Wax is a mixture of beeswax, paraffin, and isopropyl palmitate, a wax-softening agent. It is opaque and has a waxy odor. It’s indicated for use in the control of bleeding from bone surfaces.

  • It achieves local homeostasis of bone by acting as a mechanical (tamponade) barrier. It does not act biochemically and is non-absorb-able.
  • It’s available sterile in individual foil envelopes, each containing 2.5 gm and packaged in an individually sealed overwrap packet. Surgical wax is sterilized by Gamma radiation.
  • It is used to control local bleeding from bone surfaces by creating a mechanical (tamponade) barrier. Wax supplied sterile in 2.5-gram foil envelopes with sealed overwrap.
  • Packets should be opened just prior to use to minimize the possibility of contamination and excessive drying and should be used immediately. The Surgical Wax should not be re-sterilized or subjected to excessive heat.

Additional Information

TypeSterile
MaterialBeeswax & Isopropyl Palmitate
ColorOpaque
AbsorptionMinimally resorbable
SterilizationGamma Radiation
Product Characteristics Helps local haemostasis by functioning like a mechanical barrier & is biochemically inert
PackagingIn aluminum foil packages
MFG. LIC NoKTK/28/415/2013