A wound is any break in the skin or deep tissue. Normally the skin heals quickly on its own. Wounds that do not heal in the normal phases of wound healing are called chronic wounds. They require extra special care to heal. This may include special wound care dressings, protein-enriched foods added to your diet,… Continue reading What is a wound?
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.
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?
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
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
Advanced wound care dressings have a significant impact on the total cost of care. This is essential since chronic wounds affect roughly 6.5 million individuals and cost up to $25 billion per year to treat. Wound dressing formulations are frequently classified as medical devices rather than drugs, depending on the plan design.Several factors are driving… Continue reading How Purchasing Directly From The Manufacturer Can Impact Cost-Effectiveness
How Does Diabetes Affect Wound Care? Diabetic foot ulcers are a serious problem related to diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are known to affect 15 percent of patients with diabetes. They are also known to be complex and challenging. This is due to chronic inflammation, biofilm, and extracellular matrix degradation. For those that develop a… Continue reading Advanced Wound Care DFU: Diabetic Foot Ulcers
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)
The Importance of Collagen in Wound Healing Collagen is the novel triple helix protein molecule that forms the vital fragment of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM plays a major role in all phases of wound healing. There are various collagen technologies out in the advanced wound care market space. How do we know which… Continue reading Examining Non-Hydrolyzed vs. Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing