Amchoplast, a minimally processed dehydrated human amnion-chorion membrane allograft, retains the structural characteristics of the native extracellular matrix. This allograft is used as a covering for biological wounds.
Some of the most important characteristics of Amchoplast—
- It is a natural skin substitute made from the human placenta.
- Contains extracellular matrix proteins.
- It serves as a biological barrier membrane.
- More than 200 cytokines and chemokines are found in human placental tissue.
- It supports biological activities, such as cell proliferation and migration.
- It’s non-immunogenic in nature.
- It’s not just a ready-to-use product; it also offers amazing ease of use.
- It prevents the formation of scar tissue, lowers pain, and speeds up the healing of wounds.
- You won’t need to thaw it.
- It’s bio-absorbable in nature.
How to use Amchoplast?
It can be used to cover surgical sites and internal as well as external wounds. It is best used as a covering for moist wounds, abrasions, cuts, lacerations, second and first-degree burns, traumatic injuries, donor sites, surgical wounds, reconstruction surgery, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and chronic wounds.
Although it has got many uses, it is highly recommended for chronic wounds. Now, let’s discuss a little about chronic wounds.
Chronic wounds: what are they?
Chronic wounds are those that do not respond to treatment even after 4 weeks or remain unhealed for more than 2 months. Chronic wounds are often complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes or circulation problems as they interrupt the body’s natural healing process. Common chronic wound conditions include diabetic feet ulcers, venous and burn ulcers, pressure ulcers, and surgical site injuries.
Why is it considered a challenge to treat chronic wounds?
Chronic, non-healing wounds are often debilitating and pose a significant therapeutic challenge. The most common treatments for diabetic ulcers and other chronic wounds are currently moist dressings and debridement, infection control, wound offloading, and wound management.
Many antibiotics fail to cure such ulcers. This could be due to the fact that the topical and systemic delivery of antibiotics does not reach the microbes because of poor circulation and/or biofilm barrier.
Bioengineered skin grafts have been shown to speed up wound healing, which is consistent with standard treatments.
Are there any infectious diseases that could be transmitted to recipients of Amchoplast?
Donors are necessarily screened for any medical condition or disease prior to allowing them to donate tissues. Blood samples from donors are used to determine if they are suffering from any communicable or infectious disease.
Is Amchoplast a ready-to-use product?
Yes, it is.
Is it possible to reuse Amchoplast?
No, it’s not reusable. Each product can only be used once.
Is your product allowed to be used by more than one person?
Each product is intended for use by a single person only.
Does Anchoplast require any special storage conditions?
You can store the product in a dry, clean environment at room temperature (15-30C). You don’t need to refrigerate or freeze the product.
What is the shelf life of Amchoplast?
Each product comes with a different shelf-life.
Are there live cells in the product?
No, Amchoplast doesn’t contain live cells.
Can there be an immune response to this product in the recipient’s body?
No, this product does not cause immune system reactions.
Is there any particular application technique or protocol for your product?
The application techniques are different for different products.
What number of applications may be required?
The number of applications needed may vary depending on the severity of your wound or the prescribed treatment. Talk to your doctor for more information.
Can Amchoplast be used alongside other treatments?
Yes, you can use this product alongside other wound care therapies such as NPWT and VAC.
Is this product safe to use for non-chronic, regular wounds?
Yes, both acute and chronic wounds can be treated with this product.
Is there any side effect to this product?
To eliminate any potential harmful components, allografts are subject to proprietary processing and sterilization methods that have been validated. The possibility of rejection is still possible with biological implants.
Potentially serious reactions include the transmission of viral and microbial infections. Patients with known intolerance to Vancomycin, Ofloxacin, or Amphotericin B should not use the product.
Is it possible to use Amchoplast at home with the supervision of a physician?
Yes, you can use this product at home under the supervision of a physician.
Although we have many innovative ways to take care of wounds, wound care isn’t really a new concept. It can actually be traced back as far as the earliest civilizations. Ancient Greeks were among those who first stressed the importance and necessity of wound healing.
Wound care has come a long way since then. We cannot stress enough how important it is for recovery.
It is a dangerous myth that wounds heal more quickly if they are not covered. In fact, covering the wounds during healing actually accelerates the healing process.
So, cover your chronic wounds properly with Amchoplast, and experience faster healing.