Drawtex is a Hydroconductive Wound Dressing low adherent wound dressing with LevaFiber Technologoly. LevaFiber Technology is a combination of two types of absorbent, cross-action structure that creates the ability to move large volumes of fluid and other debris from the wound through the dressing.
The hydroconductive action allows Drawtex to lift, hold, and transfer the wound exudate both vertically and horizontally into the dressing, where it can absorb 500% of its own weight! The hydroconductive action disperses the contents of the dressing in such a way that another layer of Drawtex can be used for more heavily exudating wounds.
Drawtex dressings maintain integrity and stays in place and intact even when completely saturated. This allows the dressing to be easily removed in one piece and no dressing particles are left in the wound.
In addition to keeping the wound environment moist, drawing the exudate away from the wound surface removes toxic components that compromise wound healing such as slough, debris, and bacteria. This helps reduce the risk of infection and maceration in the wound.
Drawtex controls and retains the wound fluid within its cross-action structure by dispersing the exudate both vertically and horizontally. The wound fluid is held in the dressing so it can be transferred to another layer of the dressing if needed.
Drawtex provides hydroconductive action that lifts and loosens adherent slough, Even slough that is not take up into the dressing migrates toward the dressing so that it can be easily removed when the dressing is changed. This is especially important for patients who have pain with sharp debridement.
Drawtex is indicated for a variety of wounds including:
- Venous leg ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Burn wounds
- Dehisced surgical wounds
- Difficult-to-heal wounds including mixed etiology leg ulcers, necrotizing fasciitis, chronic wounds with slough, clinically infected wounds, and Buruli ulcers
Note: Drawtex is contraindicated if arterial bleeding is present.
Drawtex with LevaFiber Technology comes in flat sheets or rools that can be cut to fit wounds of different shapes and sizes. Because it is so versatile, it can easily be used either as a flat dressing, a multilayer dressing or as a drain for deeper wounds.
SteadMed Part Number: 0030, 00301, 00302, 00303, 00306