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Calcium Alginate Dressings



 

 

Alginate dressings are absorbent, nonadherent, biodegradable, nonwoven fibers derived from brown seaweed. They are composed of calcium salts of alginic acid and mannuronic and guluronic acids. Alginate dressings in contact with sodium-rich solutions such as wound drainage impose the calcium ions to undergo an exchange for the sodium ions, forming a soluble sodium alginate gel. This gel maintains a moist wound bed and supports a therapeutic healing environment.
Alginates can absorb fluid 20 times their own weights that can vary based on the particular product.

Main component:

Calcium Alginate


Features & benefits:


     Biocompatible
     Does not adhere to the delicate healing tissue can be easily removed.
     creates a moist wound environment at the wound surface
     No irritation, no sensitivity (ISO 10993-10)
     No toxicity (ISO 10993-5)
     SBF Uptake  ≥800 %

Applications:


  Highly to moderate secreting cavity or tunneling ulcer with no necrotic  tissue (including bedsore, Leg ulcer, diabetic wound and second degree burns)
  Pilonidal sinus
 
Surgical incisions, wound dehiscence, tunnels.
  Sinus tracts, skin graft donor sites, exposed tendons.

 

Warning:

Alginates are contraindicated for dry wounds, eschar-covered wounds, surgical implantation, or on third-degree burns1.

Calcium alginate dressing should be changed when it formed to gel. In early stages, change dressing every 24 hour then by reducing exudates and by beginning of healing process, it should be changed every 48 hour. 

Instructions for use:
 

 

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