coltene roeko gelatamp
Gelatamp is a gelatine sponge for the prophylaxis of wound infections and secondary bleeding after extractions. Gelatamp contains colloidal silver and is therefore distinctly different from pure gelatine sponges. The silver leads to a broad antibacterial effect over the entire absorption time and gives gelatamp its specific brown colour. Gelatamp gelatine sponges are absorbable, well-tolerated products for safe wound treatment and hemostasis of wound cavities and alveoli. Gelatamp
is sold gamma-sterilised.
The treatment of alveoli and wound cavities, e.g. After
- Apical amputations
- Maxillary sinus perforations
- Other surgical treatments (removal of tumours or retained teeth)
- Secondary cavity formation
- Wound infections
- Secondary haemorrhage prophylaxis as well as a dressing after gingivectomy and in periodontopathies
Contra-indications: Infected, secretory and purulent wounds; hypersensitivity to silver or gelatine.
After extractions and other surgical treatment complications often occur, particularly due to bacterial infection. Gelatamp provides the dentist with an effective, biocompatible medical device for reliable post extraction treatment. Gelatamp has the great advantage that it is both haemostatic and bactericidal.
Gelatamp remains in the alveolus and is completely resorbed within
- Fast initial haemostasis
- Stabilisation of the coagulum
- Broad antibacterial effect due to colloidal silver
- Smooth and complete resorption
- Long lasting depot effect
- Completely resorbed within 4 weeks
- Both haemostatic and bactericidal
- Gelatamp is gamma-sterilised
Colour - Brown
Size - 14x7x7 mm
- Hardened gelatine Ph. Eur. 9.5 mg
- Colloid silver Ph. Eur. 0.5 mg
Shelf Life - 3 years
MODE OF ACTION :
Gelatamp supports rapid haemostasis. The sponge absorbs a multiple of its own weight in blood, fills the wound cavity and stabilises the blood coagulum. The sponge structure enhances the aggregation of thrombocytes and thus haemostasis. Gelatamp fits tightly to its surroundings and prevents the formation of gaps and secondary cavities which could occur through contraction of the blood coagulum without Gelatamp. The ingress of burdened saliva is reduced, and thus the risk of wound infections. In addition, the silver ions of the colloidal silver in the sponge are activated. Ag+ ions are highly reactive in a moist environment and counteract the survival or multiplication of bacteria in numerous ways. As silver is bound in the gelatine, it is not washed out, but released successively when the sponge is resorbed. The difference is the depot effect of Gelatamp – the antibacterial effect of the gelatine sponge acts over the entire resorption period and thus effectively prevents wound infections. The silver in Gelatamp acts locally and not systemically, resulting in good tolerability.
- Pack of 20 pcs (14x7x7 mm size)