New Products

Debriding For Successful Wound Healing

   For the latest in debriding diabetic ulcers, turn to the newest variation on a tried and true papain urea formula.    Gladase-C is indicated for diabetic and decubitis ulcers, postoperative wounds, burns and various other wounds. Smith and Nephew Wound Management, the manufacturer of the product, says the papain-urea-chlorophyllin copper complex sodium in Gladase-C offers an enzymatic debrider that one can apply throughout treatment to help remove necrotic tissue and liquefy slough.    The company says one should consider using Gladase-C when the goal of treatment shifts from removing necrotic tissue to preserving or promoting tissue granulation.    Smith and Nephew says Gladase-C is cheaper than another leading papain-urea-chlorophyllin copper complex sodium product and 42 states are covering Gladase-C for Medicaid patients.    Company: Smith and Nephew    Product: Gladase-C    For more info, circle 399 on your reader service card

Relieving Dry Skin

   With winter just beginning, dry skin will start to be more common and patients with diabetes are especially vulnerable.    For those seeking relief, one may consider AmLactin® XL Moisturizing Lotion, the latest addition to Upsher-Smith’s line of products. The company says it is a “clinically superior” moisturizer. The product has a unique UltraPlex Formulation, a proprietary lactic acid alpha-hydroxy blend and a humectant, which permit skin to retain moisture better, according to the company.    One should apply AmLactin XL before going outside in the winter as well as twice a day in the summer and after bathing, according to Upsher-Smith. The moisturizer is available without a prescription and is fragrance free.    Company: Upsher-Smith    Product: AmLactin® XL    For more info, circle 400 on your reader service card

A Lighter, Easier Step

   Patients can suffer from a wide variety of maladies and now one brace can treat several of them.    StepLite® Easy Strider Walker Braces can treat ankle sprains, ankle or foot strains, lower extremity soft tissue injuries, stress and stable fractures of feet or ankles and post-Achilles tendon repairs, according to manufacturer FLA Orthopedics.    The straps crisscross the ankles to enhance foot stabilization and the brace’s breathable foam liner helps maintain cool, dry skin, according to the company. FLA Orthopedics says the low profile brace is lightweight and compact enough for easy storage. It is also available in high and low heights.    Company: FLA Orthopedics    Product: StepLite® Easy Strider Walker Braces    For more info, circle 401 on your reader service card

A Clearly Effective Treatment For Toenail Fungus

   One may want to consider a new option for treating hard-to-reach toenail fungus.    With Clearly Confident®, you can penetrate to the nail bed and kill the fungus with the product’s clinically tested formulation, according to manufacturer Ganeden Biotech. The company says the product will also clear and soften the skin and toenails.    Patients only need to apply Clearly Confident once a day and Ganeden emphasizes it will work through nail polish. The company asserts that patients will see the first results of the application in just 28 days.    Company: Ganeden Biotech    Product: Clearly Confident®    For more info, circle 402 on your reader service card

Post-Op Protection

   There are many potential post-surgical pitfalls but one new post-op shoe may help patients avoid some of these dangers.    The Med-Surg Shoe’s square toe design provides protection when K-wires protrude from toes and the rocker sole reduces pressure on the forefoot, according to the manufacturer Darco International.    In addition, the shoe offers Meta-Shank Protection for more rigid forefoot control as well as a removable EVA insole and strapless forefoot closure, both of which reduce pressure.    The shoe’s zoned outsole facilitates traction under the midfoot, the ankle strap eliminates heel slippage and the raised pronation counter at the heel helps eliminate pronation, according to Darco.    Company: Darco International    Product: Med-Surg Shoe    For more info, circle 403 on your reader service card

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