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?

Advanced Wound Care Product Medifil® II Collagen Particles

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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

Wound Chronicity: Collagen Promotes Reepithelialization

Reepithelialization

Chronic wounds are a constant source of frustration for individuals and health care providers all around the world. Lower extremity wound chronicity affects an amazing 4.5 million persons in the United States, whereas all sorts of chronic wounds afflict an estimated 1% of the Western population. The wound healing cascade does not always follow an… Continue reading Wound Chronicity: Collagen Promotes Reepithelialization

Advanced Wound Care Product Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets

Advanced Wound Care Product Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets

SkinTemp® II is Kollagen™ product that gives a wound both biological and physical qualities. SkinTemp® II is Kollagen™ in sheet form. The dressings are porous collagen membranes that are designed to be permeable and breathable, with fluid control similar to skin. They are flexible, pliable, elastic, and durable for ease of application. SkinTemp® II is… Continue reading Advanced Wound Care Product Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets

The Medifil II Collagen Particles Difference

Collagen Particles

Why Are Medifil II Collagen Particles Different? Although collagen particles are not new to the market, they have recently become one of the most popular advanced wound care products, particularly among surgeons and podiatric physicians. Collagen particles can be incredibly useful as more physicians and wound care professionals explore more rapid and cost-efficient ways to… Continue reading The Medifil II Collagen Particles Difference

Billing and Reimbursement for Collagen Wound Dressings

Wpund Care

When ordering collagen wound dressings or other wound care/surgical dressings, it’s critical to have documentation to back up the medical necessity of the items being billed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Here are some pointers to make sure your documentation follows CMS’s current criteria. Criteria for Documentation in Support of Medical… Continue reading Billing and Reimbursement for Collagen Wound Dressings

Non-Hydrolyzed vs Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing

Non-Hydrolyzed Collagen vs. Hydrolyzed Collagen

Collagen is a brand-new triple-helix protein molecule that makes up a crucial part of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM is involved in every stage of wound healing. In the advanced wound care sector, there are a variety of collagen technologies. How do we decide which product to buy? Collagen technology dressings are designed to… Continue reading Non-Hydrolyzed vs Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing