Effective Wound Care: A Vital Need in Modern Athletic Training

October 15, 2018

Athletes suffer all kinds of painful wounds that can limit their performance, or worse, cause them to miss action while they wait for their wounds to heal. Think of serious abrasions, such as turf burn on a football player, debilitating blisters on a pitcher, skate lacerations on a hockey player or even less common wounds such as infected wounds and cysts.

Athletic trainers need to be able to manage all types of wounds efficiently and effectively, and PolyMem® dressings can help meet those needs better than any other wound-care product available today.

PolyMem dressings have a unique ability to control and localize inflammation to the injured tissue, minimizing pain and facilitating the body’s natural healing processes. An in vivo study demonstrates how PolyMem works both locally in the skin as well as the deep tissues as well as centrally at the level of the spinal cord.

PolyMem dressings are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, including an innovative, easy-to-use dressing for injured fingers and toes. PolyMem is available in both adhesive and non-adhesive types, allowing for the utmost flexibility in application.

These sterile dressings contain drug-free, tissue-friendly ingredients — a cleanser, a moisturizer and a superabsorbent all contained in a breathable polymeric membrane. Wounds require little or no debridement, and the dressings help balance fluid levels to ensure the ideal healing environment.

PolyMem dressings are also available in antimicrobial silver formulations, helping athletic trainers manage wounds that are infected or may become infected by bacteria such as MRSA, when used in combination with appropriate medical care to address active infections.

In addition to the sterile formulations of PolyMem, nonsterile SportsWrap® versions of the dressings are designed to control inflammation and pain on closed injuries such as sprains, strains and contusions.

The science behind PolyMem is backed up by direct clinical evidence accumulated over the last three decades. And athletic trainers have used PolyMem successfully at the highest levels of sport — from international competitions to the elite professional leagues in baseball, football, basketball and hockey. There’s a good chance your favorite team has used PolyMem on your favorite players!

For more information, visit polymem.com, view the informative video, “Managing Common Sports Injuries Using PolyMem Products” or email [email protected].

† Beitz AJ, Newman A, Kahn AR, Ruggles T, Eikmeier L. A Polymeric Membrane Dressing With Antinociceptive Properties: Analysis with a Rodent Model of Stab Wound Secondary Hyperalgesia. The Journal of Pain. Feb. 2004;5(1):38-47.

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