May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As a healthcare manufacturer of wound care products, we have first-hand knowledge of the detriments of chronic disease on the health of the skin. During May, the Office on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to raise awareness of the potential for disease prevention through physical activity. For people… Continue reading May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Lymphedema Awareness Month Extends Through all of March.

Lymphedema is a chronic condition that affects the lymphatic system, resulting in swelling of the affected limbs and often leading to open wounds in the skin if left untreated. Lymphedema may be a congenital issue caused by a parasitic infection or resulting from surgery or radiation treatments. People with lymphedema will require routine, consistent compression… Continue reading Lymphedema Awareness Month Extends Through all of March.

Which wounds should SkinTemp® II Collagen Sheets be used with?

Treatment Application

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?

Which wounds should Collatek® Collagen Gel be used with?

Treatment Application

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?

Which wounds should Medifil® II Collagen Particles be used with?

Treatment Application

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

Pressure Ulcer

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.

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?

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

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)