Tamponades & Ribbon Gauze for Packing Bodily Orifices
Tamponades are dressing material that are used to pack natural or synthetic body cavities and can come into use for various reasons. There is a difference between a tamponade for haemostasis purposes and tamponades for wound treatment.
Tamponade for Haemostasis in the Nose
When it comes to a tamponade for haemostasis, it is usually a nasal tamponade that is applied to treat a nosebleed. In this regard, one still differentiates between an anterior or posterior nasal tamponade, which is dependent upon the localisation of the bleeding. For nasal tamponades, one often uses ribbon gauze that is soaked with ointment, as this is often less irritating to the mucous membrane and the wound, overall.
Tamponades for Treating Wounds in Wound Cavities
Tamponades for wound treatment purposes come into use after fistula operations, for example. They are placed in the wound cavity, so as to keep the wound open until it is granulated from top to bottom. During this time, the tamponade or ribbon gauze absorbs wound secretions or blood. Tamponades are often soaked with an antiseptic solution to prevent wound infection.
A Wide Assortment of Sterile & Non-Sterile Ribbon Gauze
Ribbon gauze can be ordered in your choice of sterile or non-sterile, and dry or soaked. So called ointment tamponades are often applied, which do not irritate the wound and do not stick to the wound when changing the dressing. Not only is the dressing change more pleasant for the patient, but it also keeps the wound from being unnecessarily irritated or even torn open during the dressing change.
In the category Tamponades, we offer you a wide assortment of ribbon gauze for various applications at affordable prices.