Medline Opticell Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing
Medline Opticell Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing

Medline Opticell Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES
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Medline Opticell Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing with Chytoform, Chitosan-based gelling fiber technology allows the absorbent fibers of the dressing to transform into a clear and conformable gel. The unique gelling action helps manage drainage and remove dead, damaged and infected tissue from the wound, trapping it for later removal at the dressing change. This technology wicks fluid only vertically, not laterally, helping to reduce the risk of periwound maceration because wound fluid will not migrate across the dressing to reach the vulnerable skin. 

Medline Opticell Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing Highlights:

  • Chytoform gelling fiber technology
  • Controls minor bleeding
  • Versatile
  • Highly absorbent
  • Gentle removal

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
MSC7822EPH 2"L x 2"W, Sheet Each $0.05
$11.99
$4.99
MSC7844EPH 4.25"L x 4.25"W, Sheet Each $0.10
$16.99
$9.99
MSC7818EPH 18"L x 0.75"W, Sheet Each $0.12
$18.99
$11.99
MSC7822EPZ 2"L x 2"W, Sheet 10/Pack $0.22
$38.65
$21.99
MSC7822EP 2"L x 2"W, Sheet 100/Case $2.50
$395.99
$249.99
MSC7844EPZ 4.25"L x 4.25"W, Sheet 10/Pack $0.40
$75.99
$39.99
MSC7844EP 4.25"L x 4.25"W, Sheet 50/Case $2.30
$350.65
$229.99
MSC7866EPH 6"L x 6"W, Sheet Each $0.15
$19.45
$14.99
MSC7866EPZ 6"L x 6"W, Sheet 5/Pack $0.50
$60.50
$49.99
MSC7866EP 6"L x 6"W, Sheet 50/Case $4.50
$550.65
$449.99
MSC7818EPZ 18"L x 0.75"W, Ribbon 5/Pack $0.27
$35.66
$26.51
MSC7818EP 18"L x 0.75"W, Ribbon 50/Case $2.90
$350.65
$289.99

Medline Opticell Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing Features

  • Designed specifically for moderate to heavily draining wounds
  • Opticells conformable and thin profile provides optimal contact with the wound
  • Can also be pre-moistened for effective use on dry or lightly draining wounds
  • Used to help control minor bleeding from on-field injuries
  • Won’t shrink under pressure, Opticell retains its original size and shape
  • First chronic wound care dressing that uses Chitosan, an advanced biological material
  • Versatile – can be used for all drainage levels
  • Three times as strong as traditional Aquacel
  • No lateral wicking – limits maceration
  • Maintains a moist wound-healing environment
  • Surface area memory (SAM) – retains its size
  • Gentle removal from the wound
  • Designed to minimize pain upon removal
  • Gelling action, combined with its unique chemistry, strength, and absorbency, allows Opticell to deliver outstanding benefits
  • Conforms to the wound surface
  • Natural, autolytic debridement is gentle on the wound and promotes an optimal moist wound healing environment
  • Designed to minimize pain upon removal
  • Primary Dressing
  • Latex-free
  • Sterile 
  • Reduces dressing change frequency:
    - Up to 7 days
    - Opticells proprietary Chytoform technology delivers exceptional absorbency, which can help reduce dressing change frequency
    - Consequently, patients are subjected to fewer dressing changes, wound bed disruption is minimized and treatment costs may be reduced
  • Promotes gentle, pain-free removal: With its superb strength and unique gelling properties, application and one-piece removal is gentle on wounds and virtually pain-free for patients
  • Also available (sold separately):
    - Medline Opticell AG Plus Silver Antibacterial Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing (Code MSC9818EP)

Recommended Secondary Dressings for Opticell Wound Dressing:

  • Optifoam Gentle 
  • Bordered gauze 
  • Stratasorb Composite

Chytoform Chitosan-Based Gelling Technology

Chytoform gelling fiber is primarily composed of chitosan, a well-known biological material derived from crustacean shells. Chitosan’s unique chemistry, including a positive charge at physiological pH, has made it the center of much academic and clinical research. 

Our Opticell dressings are the first application of this advanced biological material for use in chronic wound care, but chitosan has been used in other health care applications (e.g., topical hemostat, treatment of surgical wounds and traumatic injuries and in dietary supplements) because of its unique properties. 

When Opticell with Chytoform technology comes into contact with moisture, it transform into a strong, absorbent and conformable gel that controls minor bleeding common in newly debrided wounds. These characteristics allow Opticell to deliver excellent outcomes.


When to use Opticell Wound Dressing?

  • Partial- and full-thickness wounds
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure injuries
  • First- and second-degree burns
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Trauma wounds
  • Donor sites
  • Arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology
  • Oncology wounds

Change Frequency:
  • Opticell may be left in place for up to 7 days
  • Opticell may remain in place up to 14 days in the context of burn treatment
  • Dressing change frequency will depend on the amount of drainage

Recommended Use:
  • All wound depths
  • All drainage levels
  • As a primary dressing

Contraindications:
  • Third-degree burns
  • Individuals with a known sensitivity to Chitosan, which is a derivative of shellfish, or silver

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