How do LIGASANO® green and orange work in wound care?
The mechanical stimulus (i.e. the structure of the dressing is perceived by the tissue) promotes the local blood flow and activates self-cleaning.
Due to its open-cell structure, LIGASANO® green and orange show no sorption behaviour, i.e. a suction source is required for active wound drainage or NPWT.
Due to the open-cell and large-pored structure, viscous exudate and detritus can be easily removed. LIGASANO® green and orange have a largely unhindered water vapour permeability. LIGASANO® may adhere to very slightly wet wounds due to drying exudate.
LIGASANO® green and orange in NPWT / vacuum therapy
LIGASANO® green and orange are used for wound treatment and care when strong, elastic materials with high air and liquid permeability are advantageous. With LIGASANO® green and orange, wounds can be covered or filled. A collapse of wounds caused by external pressure or suction, e.g. active wound drainage or NPWT, is counteracted.
Fill the wound completely with LIGASANO® green or orange. The described open structure enables wound irrigation despite the wound being filled. LIGASANO® green and orange can often be combined with LIGASANO® white. A combination is suitable, for example, if considerable quantities of exudate have to be brought under control that exceed the absorption capacity of LIGASANO® white.
LIGASANO® green and orange must not remain permanently in the wound or on the body. We recommend a dressing application time of 1-4 days, depending on the indication.
What do you always have to consider in all applications?
The surface of LIGASANO® green is relatively rough. When used in wounds or on the skin, injuries can occur, especially under friction.
The application must always be carried out by the physician or by medical/nursing representatives.
What dosage forms are available?
LIGASANO® green is available in various versions (e.g. Sheets, OP table sheets, compresses, wound strips), in sterile or non-sterile form depending on the area of application. Please refer to the current product list for the available dosages.
How to store it:
LIGASANO® green is highly flammable and sensitive to UV radiation. Therefore protect against open fire, embers, heat, UV radiation and moisture. In the original packaging, there is limited protection against moisture and UV rays thanks to the UV filter film we use. Storage is only permitted in the original packaging.
LIGAMED® medical Produkte GmbH maintains a certified quality management system for medical products. In addition, it also demonstrates environmental awareness through validation according to the EC Regulation (EMAS) and participation in the "Environmental Pact of Bavaria". We will be happy to send you our current certificates on request. All LIGASANO® products are single-material materials, consist of more than 97% air and can be disposed of as household waste. The disposal of packaging is regulated differently internationally, in Germany by Reclay VfW GmbH.
How do you best use LIGASANO® green and orange preventively?
LIGASANO® green and orange have upholstery properties known from elastic foams, without their often unfavorable thermal insulation properties during care.
Due to the special properties of LIGASANO® green and orange, parts of the body can be ventilated where contact with other objects (e.g. lying or sitting surfaces, backrests, positioning cushions, mattresses, etc.) would otherwise lead to heat accumulation and consequently moisture or wetness accumulation.
Larger quantities of liquid can run off downwards following gravity, moisture (e.g. sweat) can evaporate.
This can effectively prevent maceration of the skin.
With this application of LIGASANO® green, skin contact is avoided because the rough material surface is usually perceived as unpleasant and annoying, and to prevent skin injuries that could result from friction.
As an intermediate layer between the skin and LIGASANO® green you could use:
Stockings, clothing, sheets, etc. and in particular a 0.5 to 1 cm thick layer of LIGASANO® white.
The decisive factor is that the intermediate layer is also permeable to air.
To achieve good pressure relief through pressure distribution, LIGASANO® green can be cut to size using scissors.
There are no special risks when using LIGASANO® green or orange for pressure relief and hygiene without skin contact if the general rules of care and our special instructions are observed.