Suprathel

Suprathel®

Intelligent Burn and Wound Dressing

Suprathel is an innovative biodegradable microporous membrane and alloplastic skin substitute for the treatment of scolds, partial and deep dermal burn wounds and other indications of large area of skin loss.  Suprathel has been successfully used in the management of burns patients, donor sites and other skin loss treatments in over 20 published peer reviewed publications.

Suprathel was a unique joint development by the R&D fabric department of the German automobile industry and in conjunction with the University of Tübingen and the Burns Centre Marienhospital, Stuttgart, Germany.  This interesting development of the ideal burn wound dressing is described in this published article which can be read here; https://www.mdpi.com/1010-660X/57/2/143/htm

Just like a second skin, Suprathel covers the wound and acts similar to human skin with the same properties, such as elasticity, permeability to water vapor and impermeable to bacteria.  Suprathel is a single application dressing that is applied directly to the wound bed, where it stays intact until the wound is completely healed.  After Suprathel is applied, the membrane becomes translucent which makes inspection of the wound area and healing process possible.

Indications for Use

Single-application for burns in children, offers pain relief and no dressing changes, except the outer dressing layers.

  • Superficial / scolds
  • Partial thickness
  • Deep partial thickness
  • Chronic wounds
  • After debridement of wounds, particularly with Enzymatic debridement (such as Nexobrid).

The use of Suprathel in conjunction with Enzymatic debridement (ED) is described in various published clinical papers.  A “white paper” from the leading German and Spanish centers for burns can also be downloaded here and is ideal reading for all those involved with this type of treatment for mixed depth burns.  Suprathel after Nexobrid ED

Sizes

Order Code             Size            Box of

150505                 5 x 5cm             5

150910                 9 x 10cm           5

151810                 18 x 10cm          5

151823                 18 x 23cm         5

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