Drawtex, a Hydroconductive Debridement dressing with LevaFiber technology to manage all the barriers to wound bed preparation

DrawtexDrawtex is a Hydroconductive Debridement Dressing that is used to prepare the wound bed in wounds where barriers exist preventing and therefore delaying, a normal path to healing; these barriers are excess exudate, increased bioburden, harmful toxins such as MMPs and devitalised, sloughy tissue:

The LevaFiber technology of Drawtex dressings;

  • Reduces bioburden2,3,4
  • Modulates harmful MMPs1
  • Manages exudate1
  • Debrides devitalised tissue6,7

Drawtex is the only dressing that can remove all these barriers to effectively prepare the wound bed for healing. There are dressings that claim to do the first three in the above list, but only Drawtex can also debride simultaneously. Similarly, there are numerous options for debridement, but none of them are capable of managing exudate, reducing bioburden and modulating MMPs at the same time.

The LevaFiberTM technology combines absorbent, cross-action structures that enable the dressing to draw large volumes of exudate and other debris from the wound and through the dressing. This hydroconductive debridement allows Drawtex® to lift, hold and transfer exudate both vertically and horizontally into the body of the dressing, where it can absorb five times its own weight.

Based on these actions, Drawtex® facilitates effective wound bed preparation and kick-starts healing, which makes it a possible alternative to passive absorptive products, like calcium alginates, hydrofibers, foams and superabsorbers5.

It also offers benefits both to healthcare professionals and patients in that it can be cut and tailored to any anatomical location, layered to manage heavily exuding wounds, and will not shed fibres or fall apart, even when soaked.

For more details about this innovative product, contact us by phone on 0800 028 7933, email at connect@martindalepharma.co.uk or use the form below.

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References
1. Ochs D, Uberti G, Donate GA, Abercrombie M, Mannari RJ, Payne WG (2012) Evaluation of Mechanisms of Action of a Hydroconductive Wound Dressing (Drawtex) in Chronic Wounds. Supplement to Wounds September 2012
2. Wolcott R, Dowd S (2011) Drawtex effects on VLU healing and biofilm. Poster Presentation Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), 2011
3. Lichtenstein P, Wendelekn M, Alvarez OM (2011) Detoxification of venous ulcers with a novel hydroconductive wound dressing that transfers chronic wound fluid away from the wound. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care. Dallas, Texas April 2011
4. Wolcott RD (2012) The effects of a hydroconductive dressing on the suppression of wound biofilm. Wounds 24(5): 132–7
5. Spruce P (2012) Preparing the wound to heal using a new hydroconductive dressing. Ostomy Wound Manage 58(7): 2–3
6. Wolvos T, (2012) Analysis of Wound Bed Documentation in Advanced Wound Care Using Drawtex, a Hydrocondictuive Dressing With LevaFiber Technology,
7. Johnson S, (2012) Reducing the Barriers to Wound Healing Using a Hydroconductive Dressing.
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