ALGISITE M CALCIUM ALGINATE 5CM X 5CM (10'S) DRESSING S&N
Smith & Nephew Algisite M Calcium Alginate Wound Dressing
A calcium-alginate dressing which forms a soft, gel that absorbs when it comes into contact with wound exudate.
Helps utilize the proven benefits of moist wound management.
When used in a moderate to highly exuding wound, the dressing forms a soft gel, which does not adhere to the delicate healing tissues in the wound bed.
The production of a gel by the action of exudate on the alginate fibers creates a moist wound environment at the wound surface - This helps prevent eschar formation and promotes an optimal moist wound environment.
The dressing allows wound contraction to occur, which may help reduce scarring and also allows gaseous exchange necessary for a healthy wound bed.
Conforms to wound contours- Can be molded, folded or cut to meet a wide range of wound shapes and sizes.
Fast gelling, high mannuronic acid fibers.
The advanced bonding technique means low fiber shed.
Highly absorbent - High wet and dry strength.
Soft and conformable.
The dressing can remain in the wound for up to 7 days, depending on the nature of the wound and the volume of exudate.
Easy to remove - The dressing can be easily lifted out of the wound in one piece, or washed out with saline.
ALGISITE M may be used for the management of minor conditions such as:
ALGISITE M may also be used for the management of full and partial thickness wounds including:
Diabetic foot ulcers