Zorflex®

Accelerated Wound Healing

Zorflex®

Zorflex® is a unique naturally antimicrobial and conductive wound contact layer which aids wound healing in complex wounds[1] through its potential to stimulate fibroblast proliferation.

Zorflex® is the only 100% carbon dressing designed as a conformable contact layer with a natural triple action effect:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Conductive
  • Odour management

Key benefits

  • Natural triple action: Antimicrobial, Conductive and Odour management
  • Protease modulation[2]
  • Reduces odour, pain and exudate[3]
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Can be cut to shape and folded
  • Up to 7 days wear time

 

References
[1] Young, S. and Gray, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds. Wounds UK poster 2015.
[2] Data on file, 2015.
[3]
Tadej, M., et al. An evaluation of the Zorflex carbon fibre dressing in managing bacterial load and aiding healing of chronic wounds. EWMA poster 2013.

 

Zorflex® is manufactured by Chemviron Carbon www.chemvironcarbon.com.

Zorflex® clinical studies

Author(s) Title Publication
Scheer, S.H., Kaiser, M. and Zingg, U. Results of directly applied activated carbon cloth in chronic wounds: a preliminary study JWC, 2017, 26(8) View
Carney, J., Thomas, H. and Westgate, S.J. In vitro modulation of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-9 and elastase by a range of wound dressings SAWC, 2017, poster View
Hampton, S., Young, S. and Gray, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect of an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds Wounds UK, 2016, poster View
Kendal Lymphology Centre Using Zorflex for the management of chronic venous leg ulcers Wounds UK, 2015, e-poster View
Miller, M., Markey, L. and Yoder, R. Use of a unique carbon based textile dressing Zorflex to promote healing and prevent amputation – a case series Wounds UK, 2016, poster View
Murphy, N. Reducing infection in chronic leg ulcers with an activated carbon cloth dressing British Journal of Nursing 2016, 25(12) View
Tadej, M., Knowles, A. and Hampton, S. An evaluation of the Zorflex carbon fibre dressing in managing bacterial load and aiding healing of chronic wounds EWMA, 2013, poster View
Young, S., Gray, S. and Hampton, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds TVS, 2016, poster View
Young, S., Gray, S. and Hampton, S. Using High Definition Ultrasound to assess the healing rate associated with long fibre carbon dressings Wounds UK, 2016, poster View

 

References
[1] Young, S. and Gray, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds. Wounds UK poster 2015.

Zorflex® is indicated as an antimicrobial dressing over discharging, partial or full thickness wounds such as:

  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Fungating carcinomas
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Trauma
  • Surgical sites
  • Donor and recipient graft sites

 

References
[1] Young, S. and Gray, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds. Wounds UK poster 2015.

Applying Zorflex®*

  1. Cleanse the wound bed with sterile water or follow local guidelines, ensure that the wound bed is free from any traces of creams or ointments
  2. Cut the dressing to shape, covering the peri-wound if maceration is evident
  3. Apply the dressing directly to the wound surface either way up, with the direction of stretch running along the limb to allow movement
  4. Secure Zorflex® with an appropriate secondary dressing/compression therapy or with a retention sheet, tape or bandage that allows the transfer of exudate into the secondary dressing without disturbing Zorflex® or the wound bed
    N.B. The performance will be impaired if not placed directly onto the wound

 

*See product insert leaflet for full instructions for use.

 

References
[1] Young, S. and Gray, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds. Wounds UK poster 2015.

Size Pieces per box Product code PIP code NHS code
5cm x 5cm 10 ZF05 400-9791 ELV027
10cm x 10cm 10 ZF10 400-9809 ELV024
10cm x 20cm 10 ZF20 400-9817 ELV028
15cm x 25cm 10 ZF15 400-9825 ELV029

 

References
[1] Young, S. and Gray, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds. Wounds UK poster 2015.