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Johnson & Johnson Wound Management

PROMOGRAN Matrix Wound Dressing. The first and only chronic wound dressing that combines oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC) and collagen, PROMOGRAN Matrix is indicated for the treatment of exuding wounds, including diabetic, venous, and pressure ulcers. It is a unique advanced wound care device comprised of a sterile, freeze-dried matrix composite of 45% ORC and 55% collagen that bind to matrix metalolproteases and growth factors, creating a moist wound environment conducive to new tissue growth. In the presence of exudate, the PROMOGRAN Matrix transforms into a soft, conformable, biodegradable gel that allows for contact with all areas of the wound.

 

[black up pointing small triangle]Information: 1-877-384-4266; http://www.advancedwoundcare.com.

 

HEALTHPOINT, Ltd

Xenaderm. A patent-pending ointment, available by prescription only, that promotes healing and acts as a protective covering for wounds, Xenaderm physiologically stimulates the capillary bed to increase circulation at the wound site and improves epithelization by reducing premature epithelial desiccation. The ointment can also act as a protective covering from harmful stimuli such as urine or feces. When applied to a sensitive area, a temporary stinging sensation may be noted. Available in 60-gram tubes.

 

[black up pointing small triangle]Information:http://www.healthpoint.com.

 

Precision Dynamics Corporation

Securline Redi+Wash Thermal Warming Pouch. Adding to its Redi+Wash line, this Thermal Warming Pouch decreases the need for reheating Redi+Wash packages. Each warming pouch can hold up to 4 preheated, 8-cloth packs at a time, allowing caregivers to conduct continuous baths without having to return to a warming station. The Securline Redi+Wash Thermal Warming Pouch will maintain the warmth of preheated Redi+Wash packages for approximately 1 hour, then will keep the packages above room temperature for several more hours. The pouch is constructed of a vinyl outer layer with foam insulation and features a convenient zip-lock closure.

 

[black up pointing small triangle]Information: 818-897-1111; fax: 818-899-4045; E-mail: mailto:info@pdcorp.com; Web site: http://www.pdcorp.com.

 

Biomedical Systems

Air Flow Wheelchair Cushion. Designed to help relieve and speed the healing of pressure ulcers of the coccyx, this wheelchair cushion elevates the tailbone, reducing pressure and providing comfortable seating. It features adjustable straps to help maintain positioning, femur channels to improve total body posture and stability, and a soft synthetic, washable, sheepskin cover to promote dryness. The cushion's unique U-shape design allows air to circulate freely and keep skin dry, avoiding moisture problems that contribute to skin breakdown. The Air Flow Wheelchair Cushion accommodates wheelchairs, beds, and conventional chairs and qualifies for reimbursement under Medicare HCPCS code: E0176.

 

[black up pointing small triangle]Information: 1-800-877-6334 or 314-576-6800; http://www.biomedsys.com.

 

Silipos

Wonderzorb Premolded Orthotics. This line of soft, premolded orthotics is designed with proprietary silicone to help relieve symptoms from tissue complications such as bursitis, plantar fasciitis, pressure ulcers, and Achilles tendonitis. Wonderzorb offers maximum support and absorption and does not bottom out under loads. The orthotics are hypoallergenic and reduce shock loads to the feet, knees, and back by providing improved distribution of pressures. They are washable and wear-guaranteed for 1 year.

 

[black up pointing small triangle]Information: 1-800-229-4404 or 716-283-0700; fax: 716-283-0600; E-mail: mailto:kimb@silipos.com; Web site: http://www.silipos.com.

 

Polymer Concepts, Inc

HeelPleezr. This heel protector is designed to be worn daily as a preventive or therapeutic device. The product's open heel design ensures the total lack of pressure on the heel and allows for the free flow of air. The shape of the superior grade foam ensures the heel is off the bed, even when the patient is lying on an overlay or moving from side to side. In addition, the angle of the foot section maintains the foot in the upright position, helping to eliminate foot drop. The protector is made of a cotton and Lycra blend fabric that is highly absorbent and able to wick heat and moisture.

 

[black up pointing small triangle]Information: 1-877-820-3163; 440-953-9605; fax: 440-953-9602; Web site: http://www.polymerconcept.com.

 

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