Collagen Dressings

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. 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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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 are Collagen Dressings Used?

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.