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DRESSING, GELLING FIBER, OPTICELL, 2, 10 EA/BX, 10 BX/CS

Medline # MSC7822EP - DRESSING, GELLING FIBER, OPTICELL, 2, 10 EA/BX, 10 BX/CS
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Medline MSC7822EP - DRESSING, GELLING FIBER, OPTICELL, 2, 10 EA/BX, 10 BX/CS

Opticell, 2 x 2 (5.1 x 5.1 cm), Sheet Dressing

Opticell Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing with Chytoform Technology

Opticell wound dressing uses a unique gelling Chytoform technology that allows the absorbent fibers of the dressing to transform into a clear and conformable gel. The unique gelling action helps manage drainage and remove dead, damaged and infected tissue from the wound, trapping it for later removal at the dressing change.

The Chytoform technology wicks fluid only vertically, not laterally, helping to reduce the risk of periwound maceration. Opticell's conformable and thin profile provides optimal contact with the wound Although Opticell is designed specifically for moderate to heavily draining wounds, it can also be pre-moistened for effective use on dry or lightly draining wounds.

Bringing the Science of the Ocean to Wound Care

Chytoform Chitosan-based Gelling Technology

About Chytoform Technology

Exclusive Gelling Technology Provides Powerful Yet Gentle Moisture Management

Opticell with Chytoform Technology is the next generation of chronic wound care dressings. Chytoform is a proprietary chitosan-based gelling fiber technology. Opticell is the first chronic wound care dressing that uses this advanced biological material.

Chytoform gelling fiber is primarily composed of chitosan, a well-known biological material derived from crustacean shells. Chitosans unique chemistry, including a positive charge at physiological pH, has made it the center of much academic and clinical research (1-30). Our Opticell dressings are the first application of this advanced biological material for use in chronic wound care, but chitosan has been used in other health care applications (e.g., topical hemostat, treatment of surgical wounds and traumatic injuries and in dietary supplements) because of its unique properties.

When Opticell with Chytoform technology comes into contact with moisture, it transform into a strong, absorbent and conformable gel that controls minor bleeding common in newly debrided wounds. These characteristics allow Opticell to deliver excellent outcomes.

What is Chitosan?

A biological material derived from crustacean shells, chitosan possesses a very unique chemistry, including a positive charge at physiological pH. This unique chemistry can be beneficial in a wound environment where there are negative particles, like those found in necrotic tissue and wound exudate. Consequently, chitosan continues to be the center of much academic and clinical research.

How does Opticell work?

When moistened, the absorbent fibers of Opticell transform into a conformable gel. This gelling action, combined with its unique chemistry, strength and absorbency, allows Opticell to deliver outstanding benefits.

An Optimal Healing Environment

Conforms to the wound surface

When moistened, Opticells absorbent fibers transform into a conformable gel. This enables Opticell to effectively manage drainage and remove dead, damaged tissue. Opticells conformable and low profile design provides intimate contact with the wound surface. Dressings with stitching, on the other hand, exhibit a ridging effect that can limit wound contact.

Manages moisture and helps promote autolytic debridement

Opticell's unique gelling action helps manage drainage and aids in the removal of dead, damaged and infected tissue from the wound, trapping it for later removal at the dressing change. This natural, autolytic debridement is gentle on the wound and promotes a moist wound healing environment. Opticell fiber dressing is a market leader in absorbency. A recent study compared Opticells absorptive capabilities to our competitors dressings.

Absorption Study Results

Gentle Patient Care

Helps to prevent maceration by wicking vertically

Opticells Chytoform technology wicks fluid vertically, not laterally.7 This can help reduce the risk of periwound maceration because wound fluid will not migrate across the dressing to reach this vulnerable skin.

Reduces dressing change frequency

Opticells proprietary Chytoform technology delivers exceptional absorbency, which can help reduce dressing change frequency. Consequently, patients are subjected to fewer dressing changes, wound bed disruption is minimized and treatment costs may be reduced.

Separates gently from the wound

Application and removal is gentle on wounds because of Opticells strength and unique gelling properties.

Lateral Wicking Study

Retaining Its Shape and Size to Maintain Complete Wound Coverage

Opticell wont shrink under pressure! Opticell retains its original size and shape better than the competition.

Surface Area Memory (Sam)

Surface Area Memory Demonstration Panel

Opticells surface area memory (SAM) promotes complete contact with entire wound surface.

Ease of Use

Indicated for a wide variety of wounds

Opticell is uniquely versatile because it can be used on wounds of all drainage levels. Opticell may be pre-moistened for effective use on dry or lightly draining wounds.

Promotes gentle, pain-free removal

With Opticells superb strength and unique gelling properties, application and one-piece removal is gentle on wounds and virtually pain-free for patients

Ensures correct application and usage with Educational Packaging

All the information you need - short and sweet. With our revolutionary educational packaging (EP), clinicians can quickly understand vital information about patient safety and proper application. Each package serves as a 2-minute course in wound care. EP packaging ensures that you and your patients get the best performance Opticell has to offer.

Indications

  • Partial - and full-thickness wounds
  • First- and second-degree burns
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Donor sites

Contraindications

  • Third-degree burns
  • Individuals with a known sensitivity to Chitosan, which is a derivative of shellfish, or silver.

Specifications

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