Collagen Dressings

 
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How Collagen Dressing Works?

Collagen Dressings are derived from animal sources like equine (horse), bovine (cattle) or porcine (pig). They encourage the growth of new collagen fibers and granulation tissue at the wound site, resulting in a faster recovery period. Collagen wound dressings come in various forms like pad, gel or powder to perfectly cover different types of wound surfaces. They usually require a secondary dressing to cover themselves. Depending on wound type Collagen dressing needs to be changed every 6-7 days to remain effective.

Collagen dressing works in 3 Steps:

  • Removal of necrotic tissue

  • Growth of new blood vessels

  • Migration of epidermal cells from wound edge towards the center

Features of Collagen Wound Dressings

Collagen dressings have the following features and benefits:

  • Maintain moist wound environment conducive to healing
  • Some interact with wound exudate to form a gel
  • May be used with topical agents
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Non-adherent
  • Absorbent
  • Conformable

When to use Collagen Dressings?

Collagen dressings are used as primary dressings for the treatment of the following:

  • Partial and full thickness wounds
  • Minimal to heavy exudate wounds
  • Skin grafts and donor sites
  • Pressure ulcers, venous ulcers and diabetic ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Tunneling wounds
  • Second-degree burns
  • Necrotic or granulating wounds
  • Infected and non-infected wounds
  • Abrasions

Contraindications of Collagen Dressings

Collagen wound dressings are generally contraindicated for:

  • Third-degree (full-thickness) burns
  • Dry wounds
  • Wounds covered in dry eschar
  • Patients with sensitivities to collagen or porcine, bovine or avian products.

Where to buy Collagen Dressing online?

Collagen dressing helps in the formation of new tissue and heals necrotic wounds, Skin graft, burn wounds. They encourages the growth of new fibers, resulting in a faster recovery period. At Shop Wound Care, we offer a wide assortment of collagen dressings from various top-selling brands like PPuracol, Biostep, ColActive, etc.


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