Keratin Matrix
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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's Frequently Asked Questions

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How will Keramatrix be applied to my wound?
In most cases, KeraMatrix will be applied at a Clinic, Wound care center or as an outpatient hospital procedure. First, the healthcare provider will clean the wound area. Because KeraMatrix comes packaged as dry sheets, the healthcare provider will simply cut the right amount of material and apply it to the wound. He or she will then make sure the KeraMatrix is moist and correctly covered. The coverings, or wound dressings, ensure the product has the chance to work without being disrupted. It is important that you do not touch or remove the wound dressings or KeraMatrix unless your healthcare provider gives you specific directions otherwise. See the question below regarding side effects and possible complications. After 4-7 days, or when your healthcare provider recommends, your healthcare provider will remove the wound dressings to check on the wounds progress. He or she may decide to continue applying new KeraMatrix until the wound is closed.

Will there be any side effects or possible complications?
As with any medical device, there is a chance of complications occurring. Let your doctor know right away if your wound develops any of the following conditions:

A discharge of pus
An allergic reaction

Additionally, be aware of any other symptoms of illness, like fever or nausea, which may indicate an infection. If your doctor determines that you are experiencing complications from the keramatrix, he or she will promptly remove the device.

After Keramatrix is applied to my wound, how do I protect the area?
For best results, always follow all your doctor's directions. It is important to keep the entire area surrounding your wound completely dry at all times. When bathing, keep your wound and dressings out of the water. Additionally, do not remove or change your wound dressings unless instructed by your doctor. If you are instructed to change the dressings, only remove the outer dressings. DO NOT remove the primary dressing (the layer immediately covering your wound) unless directed by your doctor.

If your leg has compression dressings, try to elevate when possible. DO NOT remove the compression dressings unless directed by your doctor.

To print these instructions, please visit our Patient Instruction page.

What is keramatrix made of?
This product is ovine derived, and is sterilized after manufacture to be certain that it is safe to use in humans. Keramatrix contains keratin enriched proteins that is similar in components and structure as natural human skin.

Who should not use keramatrix?
People with third-degree burns, infections, or known allergies to wool based products should not use this product.

Where can I get more information?
You can read the keramatrix Instructions For Use for more details about the product. The information on this website is helpful and important, but information or a discussion with your doctor. Ask your doctor if you have any other questions or concerns.