Cerdak ceramic wound dressing improves the healing process of skin ulcers by:
- Removal of necrotic burden
- Conversion from chronic to acute
- Moisture control
- Mechanical disinfecting and bacterial balance
Cerdak is used for all types of ulcers, acute as well as chronic. It is not a miracle cure for old ulcers though.
NB : Chronic ulcers is the one area where failures might occur. The reason for this is that the biology of some very old ulcers has become so disturbed that healing can not proceed according to the normal orderly healing cascade. Put a little differently, Cerdak can only help wounds heal when the innate ability of the skin to heal is still intact.
- Sepsis is not a contra-indication for the use of Cerdak, it is in fact one of the indications for its use precisely because the ceramic is so bacteriostatic.
- If pain occurs on application of the Cerdak it might be an indicator that the Cerdak will fail to work. Advise the patient to try and bear the pain with the help of analgesics and physical measures. If positive signs of healing is clearly visible after ten days and no other forms of wound treatments have worked in the past, they are advised to try and persist. In our experience patients who fall into this category of very old and disturbed wounds that have failed to heal by any other treatments used, will experience healing in at least 60 % of cases.
- Cerdak can be packed into deep wounds. Placing a single layer of woven gauze in between makes packing and extraction easier.
- In large wounds adequate fluid and protein replacement should be done in the hospital setting.
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