Surgical wounds

Cerdak ceramic wound dressing improves the healing process of surgical wounds by:

  • Infection control - prevention of colonization
  • Moisture control
  • Bacterial control in infected wounds
  • Reduced scar tissue formation


Application

Cerdak Surgical is a product designed to be used as a primary surgical dressing by doctors or surgeons at the end of an operation. 


The advantage of Cerdak wound dressing is that it reduces the rate of post-operative wound sepsis in high risk cases. Sepsis in post-operative wounds is a serious complication that often results in a much longer stay in hospital, more antibiotic treatment and pain and suffering for the patient. This clearly adds a great deal to the cost of treatment. 

The wound is left closed for as long as the outer surface of the Cerdak wound dressing shows less than 50% discolouration of the visible surface. The wound need not be cleaned or disinfected at the time of a change of the Cerdak dressing. If it looks saturated it is simply removed and replaced with a new dressing. 

Many surgeons are in the habit of opening surgical wounds on day 1 or day 2. This is perfectly acceptable and will not compromise the wound in any way. Practical experience has shown that once Cerdak has been used on a few patients by a particular surgeon, the need to open the wound has become less, as simple inspection of the outer surface will provide adequate evidence of any complication. 

One of the key aspects in the action of Cerdak in this application is the reduction of inflammatory elements in the suture line of the wound by the ceramic leading to less production of exudate and less bleeding. This in itself, reduces the risk of sepsis over and above the natural bacteriostatic action of the ceramic, as described above. 

This product is envisaged to make a substantial difference in the sepsis rates of operating theatres, save patients and medical insurers money and more importantly, lower the risk of post-operative sepsis for the individual patient. 

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