Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is used to fill wound cavities and fistulae or wound pockets so that it has direct contact with the wound bacteria, and is fixed with a secondary primary dressing. The gauze’s special coating creates a strong water-repellent property which helps to inactivate and physically bind wound bacteria to the dressing itself. With each dressing change the bound bacteria are removed and expelled from the wound, eliminating one of the principle barriers to wound healing.
The Cutimed Sorbact range from BSN Medical is one of the newest and most innovative approaches to antimicrobial wound care therapy. Using a unique antimicrobial concept that works without a chemically active agent, Cutimed Sorbact’s effectiveness is based on the powerful physical principle of hydrophobic interaction to cleanse colonized, contaminated and infected wounds.
Unlike dressings which depend on antimicrobials or antiseptics to remove bacteria from contaminated and infected wounds, Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is the first wound dressing to work without a chemically active agent.
By the physical principle of hydrophobic interaction, bacteria and fungi become physically and irreversibly bound to the dressings’ specially coated surface, within 30 seconds. Therefore with every dressing change, the bound bacteria and fungi are simply removed from the wound bed.
Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze dressings do not contain any antiseptic or antibiotic substances, hence treatment is not linked to any risk of development of resistant strains. The dressings are also not linked to contraindications and side effects that are associated with the use of other antimicrobial dressings.
The efficacy of Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is solely based on binding and removing wound pathogens without releasing chemically active substances that might impair the healing process.
The Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is ideal for deep cavity wounds and exudate management of low to highly exuding wounds. It is effective against all wound pathogens including MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph. aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus) , and may be combined with secondary dressings or pads for additional exudate absorption, or with any of the other Cutimed Sorbact family of products for optimal healing.
Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze dressings can be used without hesitation during pregnancy and breast-feeding, as well as on children.
The Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze dressings come in a box of 10.