The resorbable epithelialisation replacement
Suprathel®is an innovative resorbable wound covering for the treatment of burns, donor sites and post-trauma skin defects. Suprathel® is a skin substitute that sticks directly to the wound and automatically lets go again after complete epithelialisation. Suprathel® does not require any change of dressing, which means that uninterrupted wound-healing is possible.
- Burns, mixed superficial and deep 2nd-degree
- Deep 2nd-degree burns
- Burns, mixed 2nd-degree and minor 3rd-degree defects
- Split skin donor sites
- Post-trauma skin defects
Benefits and characteristics
|Significantly less pain1,2
Clinical studies confirm a significant reduction of pain through the use ofSuprathel®
Excellent patient comfort2,4
Easy to apply 1,2,4,5
Reduction of treatment time
|Suprathel sticks simply to the wound||Suprathel becomes transparent after application|
|The secondary bandage absorbs the wound exudate||Suprathel is easy to remove after closure of the wound|
Suprathel, good moisture regulation 1,2,3
Suprathel® allows an optimally moist wound environment and adapts to the different stages of the wound-healing process
Suprathel, protects against infections 5
The degree of acidity of Suprathel® reduces, so Suprathel® protects against infections
- Co-polymer of polylactide, trimethylene carbonate and ε-caprolactone (lacto-capromer)
- Suprathel® is synthetic
Suprathel® in practice
|Boy of 5, 2nd-degree burns|
day of the accident
four days after trauma
change of secondary dressing without analgesics
complete recovery after 12 days
|See the Suprathel® case of ‘Treatment of donor site’|
- Suprathel®- An Innovative, Resorbable Skin Substitute for the Treatment of Burn Victims. C. Uhlig et al. Burns 2007; 33: 221-229
- Suprathel®, a New Skin Subsitute, in the Management of Donor Sites of Split-Thickness Skin Grafts: Results of a Clinical Study. H. Schwarze et al. Burns; 2007
- D. Hildebrandt et al. Skin Research and technology 4; 1998.
- Actual Strategies in the Treatment of Severe Burns – Considering Modern Skin Substitutes. C. Uhlig et al. Osteo Trauma Care 2007; 15: 2–7.
- The Treatment of Mass Burn Casualties Resulting from Mass Disaster. M. Rapp et al. Osteo Trauma Care 2007; 15:8-16.
- Suitability of Biomaterials for Cell Delivery in Vitro. S.V. Nolte et al. Osteo Trauma Care 2007; 15: 42-47.
- The Surgical Treatment of Acute Burns. L.P. Kamolz et al. European Surgery; 2006: 38/6: 417-423.
- Use of Suprathel® in a three – months old baby with toxic epidermal necrolysis. K. Pfurtscheller; Burns Unit medical University Graz, Austria. Abstract
- Tissue engineering for cutaneous wounds: an overview of current standards and possibilities. L.P. Kamolz et al. European Surgery; 2008: 40/1: 19-26