Transforming chronic and non-healing wounds
Unlike acute wounds that pursue a normal course of healing, chronic wounds may persist for months or even years. Chronic wounds have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients and their caregivers, as well as healthcare system as a whole.1
ALTRAZEAL Transforming Powder Dressing has demonstrated the ability to promote healing in chronic wounds through a unique combination of oxygen and vapor permeability, bacterial protection, flexibility and patient comfort. When hydrated by exudate or sterile saline, the aggregated powder particles in ALTRAZEAL form an intimate contact with the surface of the wound bed. Although the precise mechanism of action has not been determined, it is believed that this close contact and high moisture vapor transpiration rate (MVTR) creates a negative pressure at the interface between the dressing and wound bed that stimulates the formation of granulation tissue.
ALTRAZEAL has been shown to promote closure in chronic wounds that have been open for as long as 5 years. There is no minimum or maximum duration of a wound to have ALTRAZEAL applied.2
ALTRAZEAL is broadly indicated for use in chronic or slow-healing wounds, including:
- Venous Leg Ulcers
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Kane DP. Chronic Wound Healing and Chronic Wound Management. In: Krasner DL, Rodeheaver GT, Sibbald RG, eds. Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Sourcebook for Healthcare Professionals; 4th ed. Malvern, PA: HMP Communications;2008:chap 2. Available at: http://www.chronicwoundcarebook.com/chapters.cfm. Accessed October 8, 2008.
- Data on file. ULURU, Inc.