Debriding dry necrotic wounds

  • Description
  • Benefits
  • Indications
  • In Practice
  • FAQs

Debriding dry necrotic tissue:

  • Hydrates dry tissue
  • Continuous release of water
  • High viscosity

CompositionUrgoHydrogel

Urgo Hydrogel is made from a natural polysaccharide polymer suspended in an aqueous solution.

  • Guar gum (highly hydrophilic glactomannan)
  • Propylene glycol (moistening agent)
  • Purified water (>80%)

Mode of action

In contact with necrotic tissue, water transfers from the polysaccharide matrix to the necrotic tissue.

This continuous release of water:

  • softens dry necrotic patch
  • accelerates the natural process of autolytic debridement

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Benefits for the wound

  • Accelerates the natural autolytic debridement process

benefits-for-professionnalBenefits for health professionals

  • Softens necrotic tissue
  • Avoids the need for painful mechanical debridement
  • Accelerates debridement

 

benefits-for-patientBenefits for patients

  • Accelerated debridement
  • Avoids the need for painful mechanical debridement
  • Comfortable and well tolerated

 

Benefits for the wound

  • Accelerates the natural autolytic debridement process

Urgo Hydrogel is indicated for the local treatment of dry necrotic patch, adherent fibrino-necrotic debris and dry atonic wounds prior to granulation.

Contraindications

Urgo Hydrogel is contraindicated in 3rd degree burns and ulcerations resulting from infection.

Instructions for use

  • Clean the wound as per local protocol and rinse with normal saline
  • Dry the surrounding skin carefully.
  • If an antiseptic is first used, rinse the wound thoroughly with saline solution before applying Urgo Hydrogel.
  • Urgo Hydrogel should be applied to the whole surface of the wound, covering it with a thin layer 4 to 5 mm thick. Ensure the gel does not overlap onto healthy skin.
  • Cover with an occlusive dressing i.e. Algoplaque Thin with a 3 to 4 cm border around the wound
  • Using Urgo Hydrogel under an occlusive dressing will prevent the gel from drying out and enhance the moisturising effect.
  • Re-apply every 3 days on average, following the removal of any softened necrotic debris.

 

Precautions for use

  • Eliminating necrosis and dry necrotic patch will cause an increase in wound depth. However, this is a natural occurance until all necrotic debris is removed.
  • If secondary infection is suspected under the necrotic patch, treatment under an occlusive dressing should be discontinued.
  • Do not use in case of known sensitivity to UrgoHydrogel or any of its components.
  • In case of secondary infection, a daily medical follow-up and suitable antibiotherapy are mandatory.

Range availableUrgoHydrogel

15g tubes

 

 


This website is an international website. Some products or sizes can therefore be unavailable in some countries. For more information, please contact us.

Product

What is Urgo Hydrogel?

Urgo Hydrogel is made from a natural polysaccharide polymer dispersed in an aqueous phase.

  • Guar gum (highly hydrophilic glactomannan)
  • Propylene glycol (moistening agent)
  • Purified water (>80%)

How does Urgo Hydrogel work?

When in contact with necrotic tissue, water transfers from the polysaccharide matrix to the necrotic tissue.This continuous release of water softens the dry necrotic patch and accelerates the natural process of autolytic debridement.

Indications

When should I use Urgo Hydrogel?

Urgo Hydrogel is indicated for the local treatment of dry necrotic patch, adherent fibrinonecrotic debris and dry atonic wounds prior to granulation.

What are the contraindications of Urgo Hydrogel?

Urgo Hydrogel is contra-indicated in 3rd degree burns and ulcerations resulting from infection.

Use

When should I re-apply Urgo Hydrogel?

Re-apply every 3 days on average, following the removal of any softened necrotic debris.

Last update : November 23, 2017