Pressure injuries are not only an issue for people in a nursing home under long-term care.

Pressure Ulcer

Pressure injuries (PIs) are damage to the skin caused by sustained pressure compounded by friction, shear, moisture and physiological factors. Incidence of pressure injuries may be more common in long-term care facilities due to a higher concentration of higher-risk individuals. However, almost anybody could be at risk for pressure injuries. PI’s are massive complications in… Continue reading Pressure injuries are not only an issue for people in a nursing home under long-term care.

Wound = Trick … Collagen = Treat?

Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and Child’s Play will have victims falling left and right on sharpened welded blades with intentions to slice, maim and kill. The franchise films boost up to 300+ stabbings, sliced throats and deep killer gouges. Maybe some of these victims could have been spared if they had Human BioSciences… Continue reading Wound = Trick … Collagen = Treat?

Which Collagen Product to Choose?

Collatek, SkinTemp and Medifil

All of Human Biosciences’ products contain native non-hydrolyzed Type1 bovine collagen in itspurest form. The native triple helix protein structure is preserved, delivering the highestbioavailability to the wound bed allowing for better and faster healing rates. Currently, HBS offers3 modes of delivery for Kollagen™ technology: Collatek® Gel, SkinTemp® II Sheets, andMedifil® II Collagen Particles. Which… Continue reading Which Collagen Product to Choose?

Collagen and Lower Extremity Ulcers

Lower Extremity Ulcers

Lower extremity ulcers are common and vary in cause. Some patients will have a combination of factors resulting in lower limb ulcers. Many of these patients will suffer from recurrent wounds throughout their lifespan, especially if the cause is not adequately addressed. For all patients with lower limb wounds, seeking appropriate and immediate care is… Continue reading Collagen and Lower Extremity Ulcers

Can Collagen Supplements Help Wound Healing?

Wound Care

As we become older, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic, making it more prone to damage. Aging causes a decrease in fibroblasts, collagen synthesis, and an increase in collagen degradation. Skin will become more dry, making it impair the skin’s barrier function. Collagen loss starts between 18 and 29 years old. After age 40,… Continue reading Can Collagen Supplements Help Wound Healing?

Factors that Slow Down Wound Healing

The cause of a chronic wound or wound that has not healed in over 30 days, must be determined in order to control the underlying issues. A chronic wound is also explained as a skin wound that does not heal, heals slowly, or heals but recurs. Trauma, burns, skin malignancies, infection, or underlying medical disorders… Continue reading Factors that Slow Down Wound Healing

Collagen Dressings used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Complex wounds like arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers require a multidisciplinary team working together to impact optimized healing. These wounds are oftentimes a challenge for both the patient and clinician due to the chronicity where there is an inability to heal the wound, risks of infection, and managing the associated systemic… Continue reading Collagen Dressings used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Advanced Wound Care Product Collatek® II Collagen Gel

Collatek Collagen Gel

Collatek® II Collagen Gel is a Kollagen™ product that gives a wound both biological and physical qualities. Collatek® Gel is collagen in the form of a viscous gel. Collatek® is a sterile collagen gel that promotes wound healing by donating moisture to the wound, without causing maceration. Collatek® II Collagen Gel is to be applied… Continue reading Advanced Wound Care Product Collatek® II Collagen Gel

Medifil® II Collagen Particles, Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets, and Collatek® Gel for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs)

medifil skintemp Collatek

Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are caused by blood leaking from veins into the skin, causing the skin to break down or produce an ulcer a hole in the skin forms when blood does not flow through the veins as it should. Both men and women are affected by vascular disease. VLUs are more likely among… Continue reading Medifil® II Collagen Particles, Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets, and Collatek® Gel for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs)

Advanced Wound Care Product Medifil® II Collagen Particles

medifil

Medifil® II Collagen Particles is a Kollagen™ product that gives a wound both biological and physical qualities. The particles have a large surface area, allowing them to effectively penetrate the wound surface and release the maximum quantity of collagen. Medifil® II is a non-hydrolyzed type 1 bovine native collagen that is 100% non-hydrolyzed. This technology approach… Continue reading Advanced Wound Care Product Medifil® II Collagen Particles