^MAXORB EXTRA AG SILVER ALGINATE 4" X 4.75" PROVIDES ANTIMICROBIAL SILVER PROTECTION AND MAXIMUM ABSORBENCY. SUSTAINED ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION OFFERS CONTROLLED-RELEASE IONIC SILVER FOR UP TO FOUR DA
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Maxorb Extra Ag is a highly absorbent, non woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and ionic silver. Exposure to wound exudate dissolves the silver and stimulates the release of silver ions. As more fluid is absorbed over time, more silver ions are released, creating a controlled-release antimicrobial effect. The silver ions protect from a broad spectrum of microorganisms, including MRSA and VRE. Plus Maxorb Extra Ag releases silver extremely small amounts that do not damage healthy tissue. Maxorb Extra Ag is biocompatible, non-irritating, non-sensitizing and will not harm new granulation tissue. 5 box / Case; 50 Each / Case;
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Controlled-Release, Non-Cytotoxic Ionic Silver with Exceptional Fluid Handling
Sheet, 4" x 4.75"
5 box / Case; 50 Each / Case;
Effective anti-microbial wound care
Following the excision of a squamous cell carcinoma, my mother (age 85) was left with a deep, nasty, hole in her shin...very close to the tibia. The oncological surgeon who operated attempted a skin graft. My mother and I had little optimism for this graft, owing to her age, poor circulation, and the location of the wound...but who would second guess the doctor, who was highly recommended and very caring. Post-op, my mom was started on Keflex. One week later, at a follow up, the doctor found that the graft had fallen off (reason unknown at that time). Since the course of Keflex had been completed, he stepped her up to Avelox, and instructed her in the practice of twice-daily wound care. This involved the very painful process (as the nerves were exposed) of removing the dressing, cleaning (debriding) the wound and redressing it. Ultimately, after little progress during one month (and another course of Avelox) we were referred to a wound care specialist (plastic surgeon) who installed a biological matrix dressing with staples (bovine collagen), which at least offered respite from the twice daily torture. One week later, at the follow-up, it was determined that this dressing also didn't "take", due to a localized infection inside the wound. It was after these experiences that we first tried the Maxorb Extra Ag, which seems to be working nicely. Thank God....more info