Suprathel 

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.


The indications

 

  • Burns
    • 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®

Uninterrupted wound-healing

  • Suprathel® does not have to be replaced, so the would can be left to heal without interruption
  • Suprathel®is permeable to wound fluid, oxygen and water vapour
  • Suprathel®is completely resorbable

Excellent patient comfort2,4

  • Suprathel®is less inconvenient for the patient, because it does not need any painful change of dressing
  • Less pain, reduction of analgesic therapy is therefore possible
  • Suprathel® remains elastic and flexible and does not dry out
  • remains elastic and flexible and does not dry out
  • Patients can begin remobilization faster
  • Children can move around easily and painlessly

Easy to apply 1,2,4,5

  • Suprathel® sticks directly to the wound, fixation is not necessary
  • Suprathel® is flexible in use, even on anatomically difficult places such as the hands, face, etc.

Reduction of treatment time

  • Suprathel® stays on the wound until complete wound-closure, so fewer secondary changes of dressing are necessary
  • Suprathel® is transparent, so the wound bed can be inspected
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

 


Composition

  • Co-polymer of polylactide, trimethylene carbonate and ε-caprolactone (lacto-capromer)
  • Suprathel® is synthetic

Suprathel® in practice

Boy of 5, 2nd-degree burns
 

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day of the accident

 

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four days after trauma

 

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change of secondary dressing without analgesics

 

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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