Atrauman® Ag is indicated as an additional infection prophylaxis in wound treatment. It is particularly suitable for complementary use in the treatment of infected wounds or wounds that show a high bacterial contamination.
Properties and modes of action
The soft, thin support fabric drapes easily and ensures close contact with the wound base.
The fabric’s metallic surface and the impregnation counteract adhesion to the wound; as a result the dressing can be removed painlessly.
Bacteria on the dressing surface are destroyed by the silver ions created in the moist environment. Atrauman Ag works against Gram-negative (e.g. Klebsiellea pneumoniae) as well as Gram-positive bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus including the MRSA strains).
The impregnation protects the wound edges helping to prevent maceration. The microbiological action of Atrauman Ag lasts for at least seven days. So as to not reduce the efficacy of Atrauman Ag, the wound dressing should not be used in combination with dressings or ointments containing paraffin.