SkinTemp® II Collagen Sheets are intended for the management of burns, sores, open blisters, scrapes, ulcers, and other wounds. The sheets 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 appropriate for… Continue reading Which wounds should SkinTemp® II Collagen Sheets be used with?
Collatek® Gel is intended for dry to lightly exudating wounds. Collatek® is a sterile collagen gel that encourages healing by donating moisture while providing collagen molecules to the wound bed. Collatek® Gel rehydrates dry wounds and eschar. Promotes a moist wound healing environment and promotes autolytic debridement for optimal healing which can be used in… Continue reading Which wounds should Collatek® Collagen Gel be used with?
Medifil® II Collagen Particles are intended for the management of burns, sores, blisters, scrapes, ulcers, and other wounds. Particles provide the maximum amount of collagen surface area to the wound bed surface. The flexibility of the particles to get into deep and irregular shapes makes Medifil® II ideal for the most complex cases.Medifil® II Collagen… Continue reading Which wounds should Medifil® II Collagen Particles be used with?
Pressure Wound injuries (PIs) are damage to the skin caused by sustained pressure compounded by friction, shear, moisture and physiological factors. Incidence of pressure Wound 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… Continue reading Pressure injuries are not only an issue for people in a nursing home under long-term care.
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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)