Note From MetroMedicalOnline's Customer Service Department:
It is important to always contact your physician and or wound specialist before starting any wound care therapy.
Additional Product Features as provided by the manufacturer:
Melgisorb can be used for a wide range of moderately to heavily exuding partial to full thickness wounds such as pressure sores, venous and arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites and post-operative wounds.
NOTE: Melgisorb is not indicated for dry wounds, third degree burns or surgical implantations.
NOTE: Infected wounds should be evaluated on a regular basis and treated appropriately.
How Melgisorb Works:
Melgisorb absorbs large amounts of exudate, 18 times its own weight. When absorbing, the alginate fibres form a soft moist gel, giving a moist environment conducive to wound healing. The gel also blocks lateral wicking of exudate thereby reducing maceration. The soft moist gel does not adhere to the wound site, thereby reducing trauma and pain during wear and dressing change. The gel can easily be removed by irrigating with normal saline.
Benefits of Melgisorb:
- Does not adhere to moist wound site
- Minimises trauma and pain
- Maintains a moist environment
- Reduces the risk of maceration
- Highly absorbent
Areas of Use:
Melgisorb can be used for a wide range of moderately to heavily exuding partial to full thickness wounds such as:
- Pressure sores
- Venous and arterial ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Donor sites
- Post-operative wounds
- Dermal lesions and other wounds inflicted by trauma
Alginate is a natural hydrophilic polymer which exists in brown seaweed. Both flat and cavity Melgisorb dressings are made from soft alginate fibres formed into a nonwoven material.
How to Use Melgisorb:
- Open the package by pulling
- Apply Melgisorb to the wound or loosely fill the cavities
- Apply Mepilex Border as cover dressing
Melgisorb 4" x 8" Dressings ship for FREE!
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Returns and Exchanges: You may return this item as long as it has been unopened and unused. Please carefully package your return to protect the product and the packaging. View Return Policy
While we cannot administer medical advice, our Customer Service Team members are available to assist you with the ordering of Mepilex Ag or other medical supplies. Our toll-free number is 1-866-774-9513 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST). If you prefer to correspond by email, our address is CustomerService@MetroMedicalOnline.com.
Melgisorb is also available in additional sizes: 2" x 2", 4" x 4" and the 12.5" rope cavity filler. As directed, a Mepilex Border self-adhering bandage should be used to cover the Melgisorb. Mepilex Border is available in a variety of sizes and Mepilex Sacrum.
Many of our customers have reported excellent results using Puracyn OTC (formerly named Microcyn OTC). Puracyn OTC is an innovative new approach to wound care promoting faster healing time. It is a non-irritating, pH-balanced wound cleanser for minor cuts, burns, irritations, and superficial abrasions of the skin.
After the wound has closed, proven scar treatments such as Cica-Care, Mepiform, or Kelo-Cote will improve the appearance of scars and prevent abnormal or excessive scar formation. Always consult your physician or wound care specialist before starting any wound care treatment program.