FLEXIGEL™ STRANDS® Absorbent Wound Dressing is a sterile, single use bundle of absorbent matrix for use in moist wound dressing applications. The synthetic matrix absorbs excess exudate fluid, swells to conform to the wound contours, and entraps slough and necrotic debris within its strands to assist in debridement. The strands of the matrix are bound together by a matrix bridge to minimize disruption of the matrix material during use. FLEXIGEL™ STRANDS® is flexible, pliable, and non-adherent to aid in comfort.
Contains 20% Glycerin
Remains moist to ensure a moist wound environment
Gently conforms to wound surface
Gently conforms to wound space
Effectively manages copious amount of exudate.
May be used on infected wounds, as long as the infection is being treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy.
Does not dry out or stick to wound.
Does not dry wound out.
Easy to apply and determine appropriate dosage.
Does not break down into nor leave any dressing debris in wound.
Eliminates the need to cleanse wound during dressing changes.
Easily removed in one piece.
Easy to apply, maintains uniform moist contact with wound surface upon interaction with exudate.
FLEXIGEL ™ STRANDS ®
Indicated as an external wound dressing for the management of exudate from chronic wounds such as:
Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic)
Burns (1st and 2nd degree)
Conforms to the wound bed to support tissues and provide for patient comfort during wound management.
Creates a moist wound environment which assists in autolytic debridement.
PrecautionsShould any signs of irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (over-hydration of skin), hypergraulation (excess tissue), or sensitivity (allergic reactions) appear, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
During the body's normal healing process, unnecessary material is removed from the wound, which will make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes. If the wound continues to get larger after the first few dressing changes, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
FLEXIGEL ™ STRANDS ® is a single use product. It should not be re-used. Ensure that
FLEXIGEL ™ STRANDS ® is removed during dressing change and at the conclusion of treatment.
FLEXIGEL ™ STRANDS ® is non-adherent and therefore must be secured in the wound with a secondary cover.
FLEXIGEL ™ STRANDS ® is sterile and should be handled with appropriate care during application.
FLEXIGEL ™ STRANDS ® is not indicated for management of third degree burns.
Apply a skin preparation to the periwound skin
Apply FLEXIGEL ™ STRANDS®
Requires a secondary dressing such as COVRSITE ™ or roll gauze (venous leg ulcers - apply compression wrap)
Change once a day or when secondary dressing reveals wound drainage
Dressing may be cut at the middle connecting band to accommodate wounds of various volume. FLEXIGEL ™ STRANDS ® expands as it absorbs. Apply to fill half of the wound cavity. Do not pack.