With Silverlon, you have access to an unmatched volume of Independent, peer-reviewed, and published clinical studies. Studies that suggest Silverlon dressings can be an important element in wound care, and control of wound bacteria within the dressing may help reduce the risk of infection. In fact, Silverlon is the most evidence-based advanced antimicrobial dressing available today. Review the clinical studies.
The use of silver to treat infections has a long history, dating back to the Greek and Roman Empires. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine is attributed with describing the use of silver in wound care in 400 bc.
Through a unique silver plating process, Silverlon puts the antimicrobial power of pure silver in the dressing – more pure metallic silver than any other silver based dressing. When activated by moisture, it generates the silver ions that are effective against a wide spectrum of wound pathogens.
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Silver ions kill pathogens by at least three mechanisms. First, the ion binds to a receptor on the cell wall, preventing cellular respiration. Second, in the same manner, it prevents the cell from taking in nutrients. And third, the ion penetrates the cell wall, disrupting the DNA and preventing replication.
The antimicrobial activity remains effective for up to seven days and will never stain the wound by dumping metallic silver onto the patient.
Silverlon Island Wound Dressings and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressings are multi-layer, sterile, non-adherent, antimicrobial barrier wound dressings.
Local management of superficial wounds, minor burns, abrasions and lacerations.
Under the supervision of a healthcare professional Silverlon Island Wound Dressings and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressings are intended for up to 7 day use for wounds such as vascular access or peripheral IV sites, orthopedic external pin sites, wound drain sites, surgical wounds (donor and graft sites, incisions), and partial to full thickness dermal ulcers (stage I-IV pressure sores, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers).
Silverlon Island Wound Dressings and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressings are indicated for the management of infected wounds, as the silver in the dressing provides an antimicrobial barrier that may be helpful in managing these wounds. In addition the moist wound healing environment and control of wound bacteria within the Silverlon Island Wound Dressing and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressing may help reduce the risk of wound infection and support the body’s healing process.
Silverlon Island Wound Dressings and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressings may be used for the management of painful wounds, Silverlon Island Wound Dressings and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressing’s non-adherent wound contact layer reduces pain during dressing changes and evaporation of moisture in the dressing may soothe the wound.
Silverlon® Dressings should not be used on patients with 3rd degree burns or with known sensitivity to silver or nylon.
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