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Advanced Wound Care

At Urgo Medical we set out on a daily basis to make a difference for patients suffering from serious and disabling wounds. We have the conviction that every type of wound deserves specific treatment, this is why we have developed an approach via a protocol adapted to each type of wound.

Acute wounds

Acute wounds are linked to a one-off event and generally heal in less than 6 weeks. They can be of traumatic origin (dermabrasion, cut, etc.), post-operative, or due to a burn.

It is important to offer a dressing that is practical for the caregiver, painless for the patient, and which encourages healing by providing the wound with a damp protective environment. The patented Lipido-Colloid Technology (TLC) matrix present on all dressings of the UrgoTul range is composed of hydrocolloid particles and lipophilic compounds, forming a non-occlusive mesh. It gels upon contact with the wound to create a damp environment and enables atraumatic removal.

Venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and bedsores

Venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and bedsores are similar in that they take a long time to treat, almost 210 days on average, and directly affect the patient’s quality of life. The issue is therefore to reduce healing time.

  • The venous leg ulcer

The venous leg ulcer is a wound that appears on the calf or ankle. Generally of vascular origin, it will dig into the skin and create a wound that can go as deep as the bone. We now know that effective treatment to heal a venous ulcer requires a combination of local treatment, composed of a dressing regulating the metalloproteases which prevent healing of the wound, with etiological treatment, composed of a compression system making it possible to compensate the venous insufficiency responsible for the appearance of the wound.

  • The diabetic foot ulcer

The diabetic foot ulcer is a diabetes-related complication. Diabetes is a condition affecting almost 400 million people the world over. 15% of these patients will suffer a foot ulcer at least once in their life. If this is not properly treated it may lead to amputation, which results in an increased risk of mortality for these patients in the 2 to 5 years following the amputation. The stakes are therefore vital.

  • The bedsore

The bedsore is a wound occurring following a prolonged seated or lying down position. The bedsore is a serious wound because the damage to the tissues, initially superficial, can evolve quickly and deeply, to reach the muscles and sometimes even the bone. While a bedsore can appear quickly, it however takes a very long time to heal, on average 4.5 months to completely close the wound.

The infectious risk and local infection

The infection risk and local infection can compromise the healing process and lead to serious complications for the patient. Infected wounds present bacteria, fibrinous tissue, exudates and biofilm, which encourage bacterial proliferation and can restrict the full action of the silver ions. Effective treatment of the local infection requires a combined antimicrobial and cleaning action.

 

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