iM3 Catalogue - Australia - Flipbook - Page 46
iM3 - The Veterinary Dental Company
Gelatamp is a gelatine sponge for the prophylaxis of wound infections
and secondary bleeding after extractions. Gelatamp contains colloidal
silver and is therefore distinctly different from pure gelatine sponges. The
silver leads to a broad antibacterial effect over the entire absorption time
and gives gelatamp its specific brown colour.
Rapid initial haemostasis
Stabilization of the coagulum
Broad bactericidal depot effect
Gelatamp gelatine sponges are used to treat wound cavities and sockets following extraction.
Rapid initial haemostasis following extractions is an important step in initiating wound healing. The haemostatic process forms a coagulum which
is the decisive link to the resulting granulation tissue which finally replaces the coagulum.
Disturbances in wound healing often occur if the coagulum is not formed, a formed coagulum is destroyed or if it is lost due to inappropriate
post-operative patient behaviour. The use of Gelatamp counteracts these influencing factors in various ways and has been proven to reduce
disturbances in wound healing.
Mode of Action
Gelatamp supports rapid haemostasis. The sponge absorbs a multiple of its own weight in blood, fills the wound cavity and stabilises the blood
coagulum. The sponge structure enhances the aggregation of thrombocytes and thus haemostasis. Gelatamp fits tightly to its surroundings
and prevents the formation of gaps and secondary cavities which could occur through contraction of the blood coagulum without Gelatamp.
The ingress of burdened saliva is reduced, and thus the risk of wound infections. In addition, the silver ions of the colloidal silver in the sponge
are activated. Ag+ ions are highly reactive in a moist environment and counteract the survival or multiplication of bacteria in numerous ways. As
silver is bound in the gelatine, it is not washed out, but released successively when the sponge is resorbed. The difference is the depot effect of
Gelatamp – the antibacterial effect of the gelatine sponge acts over the entire resorption period and thus effectively prevents wound infections.
The silver in Gelatamp acts locally and not systemically, resulting in good tolerability.
Gelatamp is applied immediately after the wound cavity has filled with blood. To maintain its full absorbing capacity, the sponge is to be applied
dry into the wound and should not be compressed. The sponge will fill completely with blood and immediately promotes the haemostatic
process. Treatment of the alveolus is provided by placing the sponge, there is no need for further irrigation and, if required, it can be sutured.