Cerdak can be applied to a variety of wounds - click on the picture for more detail about the application.
Treatment of chronic wounds
Treatment of acute wounds
A chronic (non/slow healing) wound becomes stuck in the inflammation phase with high protease activity, a breakdown of collagen, high levels of inflammatory mediators and low levels of growth factors present in the wound moisture. Wound become chronic due to conditions like insufficient oxygen and blood supply or poor pressure management (e.g. diabetic wounds, venous and arterial ulcers and pressure ulcers).
It is possible for Cerdak, when used on a chronic wound, to stimulate the healing process by locking away old wound moisture containing broken down products, thus controlling inflammation and allowing the presence of fresh healing elements.
An added benefit of Cerdak is its ability to allow atmospheric oxygen to penetrate the wound through the open spaces between the ceramic granules.
Please note that the patient with a chronic wound still needs treatment for underlying conditions like diabetes or poor pressure management.
The effect of using Cerdak on acute wounds:
Wounds like burn wounds and superficial grazes can stick to any dressing. In these cases a layer of silicone net or paraffin gauze can be used as interface between Cerdak and the wound surface.