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Product Type: Debridement: Enzymatic
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HCPCS : J3590 (Medicare DME co-payment per billable unit min / max: $0.00 / $0.00)
Santyl Collagenase is an enzymatic debrider.
CLAIMED BENEFITS: It actively and selectively removes necrotic tissue without harming granulation tissue.
INTENDED USE: indicated for debriding chronic dermal ulcers and severely burned areas.
Wound Reference does not produce, market, re-sell or distribute health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Enzymatic debridement relies on the use of enzymes to remove dead tissue. Enzymatic debridement is a technique that removes dead tissue more slowly than debridement with a scalpel (sharp or surgical debridement). The technique is often used in patients who cannot tolerate sharp debridement or to complement sharp debridement. This technique should not be used on wounds with exposed deep tissues, facial burns, or any wound requiring more rapid debridement. Collagenase: Common brand name: Santyl

Under Medicare, the cost of the enzymatic debridement agent is included in the debridement service. In other cases in which you need to purchase it separately, you will need a prescription from your provider to purchase it from a pharmacy or manufacturers. 

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