Wound healing is a complex process in which the skin, and the tissues under it, repair themselves after injury.
Factors that contribute to non-healing chronic wounds are diabetes, venous or arterial disease, infection, and metabolic deficiencies of old age. Wound healing consists of the stages hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturization.
Wound care is a specialty that focus on encouraging and speeding up wound healing. Due to the complex nature of wound healing, patient needs differ significantly, and therefore also the management of wound care.
Navamedic offers specialty wound care products for healing of chronic wounds, or wounds affected by microbials.
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Zorflex® Activated Carbon Cloth is a direct contact layer dressing for chronic non-healing wounds, which has been used for many years as an anti-odour component in wound dressings.
It provides an excellent alternative to traditional antimicrobial dressings that may contain chemical agents such as silver, iodine or PHMB.
Zorflex® offers three actions that promote wound healing and patient wellbeing
1. Naturally antimicrobial – electrostatic forces draw, trap and kill microbes to promote healing
2. Anti-odour – adsorbs odour and odour-causing microbes, enhancing patients’ wellbeing
3. Conductive – Restores the body´s natural transepithelial potential to aid healing
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