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In this section, you have learned:

  • INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing is indicated for the management of wounds including: partial and full thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, chronic and vascular ulcers, surgical wounds (donor sites/grafts, post-Moh's surgery, post-laser surgery, podiatric, wound dehiscence), trauma wounds (abrasions, lacerations, second-degree burns, and skin tears) and draining wounds. This device is intended for one-time use.

  • INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing is an advanced wound care device comprised of a porous matrix of cross-linked bovine tendon collagen and glycosaminoglycan and a semi-permeable polysiloxane (silicone) layer. The semi-permeable silicone membrane controls water vapor loss, provides a flexible adherent covering for the wound surface and adds increased tear strength to the device. The collagen-glycosaminoglycan biodegradable matrix provides a scaffold for cellular invasion and capillary growth.

  • The wound is surgically debrided or excised to viable tissue and INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing is applied. Over the next 2-4 weeks, the matrix is remodeled as the patient's cells rebuild the damaged site while simultaneously degrading the collagen-GAG matrix. After the remodeled wound has developed, the silicone layer is removed and complete wound closure occurs as epidermal cells migrate from the wound edges. For larger wounds, a thin epidermal autograft 0.004-0.006 inches (0.1016 - 0.1524 millimeters) may be applied. As shown, wound closure is typically complete in about 30 days.
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Chronic Wounds
Traumatic Wounds


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