The Weck® EFx Shield® Fascial Closure System

Confidence and control in closure

The Weck EFx Shield Fascial Closure System from Teleflex is the only shielded port closure device, providing enhanced sharps protection for uniform and consistent performance. The EFx Shield® System is designed with speed and safety in mind. An array of enhanced features include:

  • Unique shielded wing design for enhanced sharps protection
  • Intuitive wing deployment
  • Innovative suture retrieval system for unassisted fascial closure

The Weck EFx Shield Fascial Closure System was awarded a "2015 Innovation of the Year" award by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

A Premier 2016 Innovation Celebration Breakthrough Product.

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Suture retriever button

Designed to make capture and retrieval of suture strands fast and secure

Reset button

Slide lock

Makes wing deployment and approximation easy

Finger grip pads

For ergonomic device control

Suture retriever exit line

For proper depth of suture positioning

Suture anchors

Enable quick and secure suture loading for ease of use

Retraction wings

For improved retraction and stability on the abdominal wall

Suture retrieval wing shields

Provide enhanced sharps protection, safe suture placement 1cm lateral to the defect midline

Fast, consistent closure

To prepare the system, remove both components from the packaging and load the EFx Shield device with a size 0, 18-inch absorbable suture.


Deploy the device

Insert the device into the defect and use the slide lock to engage wing shields. Once the wings are locked, position them against the abdominal wall. The suture retriever exit line should be below skin level to ensure an optimal suture purchase.


Retrieve the suture

Fully insert the suture retriever into the guide channel and press the black suture retrieval button until it locks to capture the suture. Remove the retriever and press the reset button to repeat the process on the other side.


Collapse and close

Reposition the slide lock to collapse the wing shields, then remove the device from the defect. Secure both ends of the suture and tie using your preferred method to complete the closure.





Weck® EFx Shield Fascial Closure System



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