Frequently asked questions
What is UrgoStart treatment range?
With its unique TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix (NOSF* impregnated in a TLC healing matrix) UrgoStart treatment is the only local treatment proven to reduce healing time. UrgoStart treatment range is indicated for leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and long-standing acute wounds.
When should I use UrgoStart treatment?
You should initiate UrgoStart treatment as early as possible to maximise the outcomes for patients. In our Explorer Study we demonstrated that the earlier UrgoStart treatment is initiated, the better the healign outcomes for patients.
How does UrgoStart treatment work?
UrgoStart is a treatment to reduce healing time with the unique TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix.
UrgoStart is the only treatment which acts locally in the wound on the 2 key local factors significantly impairing wound healing: excess of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and an impaired blood vessels network.
Can I cut UrgoStart dressings?
UrgoStart Plus treatment range is available in many sizes; you also have a sacrum size with UrgoStart Plus Border.
If required, UrgoStart Plus Pad and UrgoStart contact can be cut with sterile equipment to fit the size of the dressing to the wound.
Due to the highly-absorbent layer in UrgoStart Plus Border, we do not recommend cutting the central pad to preserve the integrity of the dressing.
Can UrgoStart dressings be used in cavity wounds?
It depends on the type of the cavity wound. If the cavity wound is quite big, UrgoStart Plus Pad can be cut to conform to the wound bed in an optimal way.
For small cavity wounds and awkward locations such as between toes, we recommend using UrgoStart Contact which is a flexible contact layer and can be adapted easily to the cavity or the awkward location of the wound. In the case of deep, anfractuous or fistula wounds, a section of UrgoStart Contact dressing should be left visible to enable easy removal.
Can I use a secondary dressing with UrgoStart treatment?
When should I not use UrgoStart treatment range?
Although UrgoStart treatment range is gentle to patients and well-tolerated, it is contraindicated in a few instances.
- UrgoStart treatment range is contraindicated in cancerous wounds and fistula wounds which may reveal a deep abscess
- Dot not use when there is a known sensitivity to UrgoStart dressings
- UrgoStart Plus Pad and UrgoStart Plus Border facilitate the management of minor bleeding wounds. However, they should not be used as a surgical sponge for heavily bleeding wounds
Always read the Product Information leaflet before use.
How long can UrgoStart treatment be left in place?
UrgoStart Plus can be used in conjunction with the standard of care (e.g. under compression or with offloading devices) and can remain in place for up to 7 days under medical control and advice.
However, change of dressings should be tailored to the wound healing trajectory:
During the cleaning-phase we recommend changing dressing every 1 to 2 days. After the cleaning phase dressing changes may be less frequent and should depend on the amount of exudate and your usual practice.