The Pre and Post Surgical Grooved Roller is designed for pre-surgical area preparation. It prepares the tissue that will be subject to some type of surgery and prevents the formation of fibrosis, accelerates the release of localized fat and is indicated for home management of the patient.
The pre and post surgical grooved roller is one more tool among those used by those versed in applying mass-therapy type treatments as a measure for the rehabilitation of innumerable conditions involving muscles, subcutaneous tissue and dermal surface, as well as the various tissue elements existing there such as blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and nerve endings.
The pre and post surgical grooved roller is part of the arsenal of instruments designed to be used in Woodworking therapy, a discipline used for thousands of years with excellent results for the mental and physical improvement of the human body. However, the pre and post surgical grooved roller has the particularity that its use is circumscribed to very specific situations such as the stages before and after a surgery and it is also advised that it can be applied directly by the patient or by their relatives in the postoperative stage.
It has a very characteristic design consisting of a series of thin grooves, alternating with concavities that separate them, which are carved on a cylindrical base of fine wood; for proper handling, the roller is provided with a single central handle or with two side handles, which facilitate sliding over the area to be treated.
The main objective of the use of the pre and post surgical grooved roller is to help reduce the degree of stress before and after a surgery, activating the cellular processes, renewing some elements of the cells, which in the end result in a reaffirmation and improvement of the skin. Its particular design and the versatility of sizes allow it to be adapted to any body area, preparing the tissue to be operated on by improving the blood and lymphatic microcirculation in the area, removing impurities, improving the entry of oxygen, accelerating the mobilization of deposited fat that can sometimes delay or impair the healing of internal and external tissues. All these aspects prevent the formation of fibrosis with an inadequate healing.
A surgical intervention is not exempt from undesirable side effects in the post-operative period, among which the most frequent are oedemas, microhemorrhages, inflammations and localised pain. In these situations the pre and post surgical grooved roller plays an important role because by counteracting the inflammation and avoiding the formation of hematomas they favor the union of the tissues, which contributes to diminish the pain, accelerate the healing and avoid the formation of hypertrophic scars type keloid.
Since its use is innocuous and easy to apply, it should be emphasized that during the postoperative stage it is allowed, and even recommended, that the pre and post surgical grooved roller be used by the patient at home. Its use is recommended by holding it adequately and exerting medium pressure on the area to be treated, sliding it up and down over it, for periods of no less than fifteen minutes. This should be repeated in three or four daily cycles.
The pre and post surgical grooved roller is quite effective in reducing stress before and after a surgical process. However, its usefulness is enhanced by its high effectiveness in preventing the appearance of post-surgical fibrosis. It is known that fibrous tissue is a normal component of all tissue, and that when there is a reactive or repair process in the body, its formation is intensified. Hence, when a cut or section of tissue is made, as in the case of surgery, so-called post-surgical fibrosis occurs, which when excessive and abnormal leads to intense pain when compressing nerve endings.
Post-surgical fibrosis can also be done biologically in an inappropriate way by reactively producing high amounts of fibrous tissue compared to a lower amount of collagen, which leads to the formation of hypertrophic scars. It is here where the use of the pre and post surgical striated roller is indispensable because it allows the reactivation and mobilization of collagen at a cellular level, which favors the fibrocyte-collagen balance that optimizes the adequate healing of the tissues.