Catrix® Wound Dressing
Catrix® Wound Dressing is a micronized biodegradable cartilage powder indicated for the management of pressure, venous insufficiency and diabetic ulcers, burns, surgical incisions and radiation dermatitis.
• Attracts fibroblasts which encourage production of connective tissue
• Activates macrophages which stimulates the formation of blood vessels
• Effectively closes wounds while minimizing scarring
• Can absorb exudate up to 10 times its weight
• Has a barrier effect to protect against infection
• Accelerates the healing process
• No chemical additives
CATRIX Wound Dressing cartilage powder is a collagen based powder intended for use
in the management of pressure ulcers (stages I - IV), venous insufficiency ulcers, first- and second-degree burns, diabetic ulcers, foot ulcers, post-surgical incisions, radiation dermatitis, cuts, lesions with partial loss of substance and abrasions, irritations of the skin, partial-thickness wounds and skin conditions associated with peristomal care.
CATRIX Wound Dressing has also been shown to be useful for wound exudate absorption.
This wound dressing should not be used on patients with a documented adverse reaction to bovine products.
Consult a physician, if the treated condition worsens or does not improve within 10-14 days.
Treatment of any underlying condition (venous or arterial flow, pressure, diabetes, post-surgical care, etc.) should proceed concurrently with the use of CATRIX Wound Dressing.
Keep this and all similar products out of the reach of children.
For external use only.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Sensitivity to CATRIX Wound Dressing is infrequent. If a reaction is observed, discontinue use and consult a physician.
|Antimicrobial format available|
|Compatible w/ topicals||●|
|Conforms readily to wound||●|
|Gels on contact w/ exudate|
|limited shelf life|
|Secondary dressing required|
|Usable on infected wounds||●|
|Variety of sizes|
|Educational Material Available||●|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available||●|
First- and Second-Degree Burns
Debride and clean the lesion in the usual manner. Treat with medication, if needed. Apply in an even manner to a thickness of at least 1/8". Apply an appropriate dressing (gauze, hydrocolloid, etc.) in order to maintain a moist wound environment.
The dressing can be applied daily and no less than three times per week and/or with each change of dressing. For reapplication, clean the wound in the usual manner, debride if needed, reapply as directed above.
Instructions for use for hard to reach areas:
Prepare a mixture of CATRIX Wound Dressing with glycerin (2-5cc) or normal saline (4-10cc) to achieve desired consistency. Apply paste directly to wound to a layer of 1/8" thick paste or apply paste-covered dressing directly to wound. Wounds may also be packed with paste as needed.
Discontinue application when complete wound closure is achieved.
Lescarden Inc/Catrix® is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of natural, biologic therapies for burn and chronic wound management, clinical skin care, osteoarthritis and immune system applications.