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A silicone solution that’s pure PolyMem®

Introducing a wound dressing everyone can feel better about. We’ve combined the proven healing of PolyMem with a gentle adhesive. Our new silicone border dressings provide a more comfortable option for your patients with fragile, sensitive skin. And at the center of it all is the same patented polymeric membrane formulation that works in synergy with the body to provide three key elements of advanced wound care.
The PolyMem Difference
94%
of patients experienced less pain overall when using PolyMem dressings1
The PolyMem Difference: Products
76%
of patients had either significant or complete pain relief1

Control inflammation.

By helping to control the inflammation of damaged tissue, PolyMem polymeric dressings can significantly lessen persistent and procedural pain associated with wounds — and ultimately speed recovery for your patients.2,3

Decrease pain.

PolyMem dressings can reduce persistent wound pain.1-3 The special formulation also minimizes the need for additional cleansing and debridement at dressing changes. Procedural pain is also reduced thanks to the silicone-based adhesive, which adheres securely yet releases gently.4

Increase healing.

PolyMem dressings have been shown to speed the healing of open- and closed-tissue injuries.5 Drug-free PolyMem dressings also reduce the need for corticosteroids or opioids, which are known to delay healing.6,7

Taking silicone to the next level

Our unique adhesive border is engineered to stay in place better and more securely than other silicone dressings.
  • Protects periwound tissue
  • Releases gently without sticking or retraumatizing the wound
  • Allows for removal and repositioning if needed
  • Minimizes the risk of edges rolling, thanks to the rounded border

Also available in PolyMem Silver®

  • Helps manage infected wounds or wounds in patients prone to infection
  • Jump-starts healing of stalled wounds
PolyMem Silver
The PolyMem Formulation
The PolyMem Formulation: Illustration
Made for Versatility

Whatever the wound, PolyMem has it covered

Our silicone border dressings are indicated for use on virtually all types of wounds, and, unlike many other dressings, they are safe to use over tendons, vasculature and bones.8,9

Suggested Uses

  • Pressure injury/ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Donor and graft sites
  • Dermatologic disorders
  • First- and second-degree burns
  • Skin tears
  • Surgical wounds
  • Full- and partial-thickness wounds (including epidermolysis bullosa)
  • Acute wounds
  • Leg ulcers
  • Vascular ulcers
Increase Healing

Recovery starts with PolyMem

When you use PolyMem, you also eliminate the need to stock most other wound-care products, including alginates, hydrogels, hydrocolloids, foams and more. The patented PolyMem formulation includes a cleanser, a superabsorbent and a moisturizer — all bound in a polymer matrix. These components work synergistically to perform several key healing functions:
PolyMem Healing: Fills

Fills

  • Dressings conform to a wide range of wound types: cavities, tunneling, undermining or partial-thickness.
  • PolyMem dressings cushion the wound to minimize further trauma.10
PolyMem Healing: Cleanses

Cleanses

  • Non-ionic, tissue-friendly wound cleanser is activated by moisture.11
  • Continuous cleansing minimizes the need for painful debridement or additional rinsing at dressing changes.12
PolyMem Healing: Moistens

Moistens

  • Glycerin helps establish and maintain a moist healing environment. Maintaining an appropriate moisture microclimate is critical to healing.13
  • Attracting moisture to the wound reduces the risk of the dressing sticking to the wound bed.13
PolyMem Healing: Absorbs

Absorbs

  • Superabsorbents selectively wick the watery portion of the serum, concentrating growth factors and nutrients in the wound bed, while maintaining a moist wound bed.13
  • Nonviable tissue is drawn into the dressing.13
PolyMem Healing: Protects

Protects

  • The semipermeable membrane allows excess exudate to evaporate, regulating moisture and temperature at the wound surface.14
  • The film is a barrier to moisture and contamination.14

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References
  1. Sessions, RC. PolyMem dressings decrease inflammation and wound pain—the evidence. 22nd Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society (SAWC/WHS). Poster 104. April, 2009. Grapevine, TX, USA.
  2. Beitz AJ, Newman A, Kahn AR, et al. A polymeric membrane dressing with antinociceptive properties: analysis with a rodent model of stab wound secondary hyperalgesia. J Pain. 2004;5(1):38-47.
  3. Davies SL, White RJ. Defining a holistic pain-relieving approach to wound care via a drug free polymeric membrane dressing. J Wound Care. 2011;20(5):250-256.
  4. Rucknagel MF. Soft silicone dressings. Wounds International. 2013. https://www.woundsinternational.com/uploads/resources/c6c17c8108884b42545f060eabc1d29f.pdf. Accessed February 18, 2019.
  5. Benskin LL. Evidence for Polymeric Membrane Dressings as a Unique Dressing Subcategory, Using Pressure Ulcers as an Example. Adv Wound Care. 2018;7(12):419-426.
  6. Wang AS, Armstrong EJ, Armstrong AW. Corticosteroids and wound healing: clinical considerations in the perioperative period. Am J Surgery. 2013;206(3):410-417.
  7. Shanmugam VK, Couch KS, McNish S, et al. Relationship between Opioid Treatment and Rate of Healing in Chronic Wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 2017;25(1):120-130.
  8. Benskin L, Bombande P. Quick Healing of Deep Neuropathic Foot Ulcers Using Polymeric Membrane Dressings and Cavity Fillers. 20th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care. Poster 98. October, 2005. Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  9. Strom RN. The Use of Polymeric Membrane Dressings on a Large Variety of Different Wounds in a Surgical Setting. European wound management Association (EWMA) Poster 240. May 23-25, 2012. Vienna, Austria.
  10. Jones V, Grey JE, Harding KG. Wound dressings. BMJ. 2006;332(7544):777-80.
  11. Rodeheaver GT, Smith SL, Thacker JG, et al. Mechanical cleansing of contaminated wounds with a surfactant. Am J Surg 1975;129(3):241-5.
  12. Agathangelou C. Painless Autolytic Debridement on 250 Chronic Wounds by Using Polymeric Membrane Dressings. 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies Poster 241. September 2-6, 2012. Yokohama, Japan.
  13. Healing Wall Chart. PolyMem = Multifunctional Wound Healing. http://polymem.woundresources.com/PDFs/Healing/Healing%20wall%20chart%20RE.pdf. Accessed December 19, 2018.
  14. Denyer J, Agathangelou C, White R, et al. PolyMem Dressings Made Easy. Wound International. 2015. https://www.woundsinternational.com/uploads/resources/40bfce2850457704565c176a52de1870.pdf. Accessed December 14, 2018.