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Product Type: Antimicrobial
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Integra LifeSciences Corp. | Model: 31720 |
HCPCS : A6245 (Medicare DME co-payment per billable unit min / max: $1.42 / $1.67)
Medihoney Hydrogel - Adhesive is a hydrogel dressing.
INTENDED USES: For non-draining to lightly exuding wounds such as: diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers (venous insufficiency ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology), pressure ulcers (partial- and full-thickness), first- and second-degree partial-thickness burns, donor sites and traumatic or surgical wounds.
CLAIMED FEATURES: Made of Active Leptospermum Honey (+15) in combination with natural gelling agents. The gelling agents act to maintain the physical integrity and viscosity of the dressing, even in the presence of body heat and fluids. As a percentage of the overall dressing, MEDIHONEY® GEL dressings contains 80% honey. The dressing has a low pH and can help to lower the overall pH of wounds. The dressing also possesses a high osmotic potential, which assists in debridement. MEDIHONEY® GEL assists in maintaining a moist environment for optimal wound healing. Does not require a secondary dressing.
OPTIONS: 2.8" x 2.8" (4.3" x 4.3" with adhesive border), Pack of 10
Wound Reference does not produce, market, re-sell or distribute health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
Application: Can be used as primary dressing
Application: Can be used as secondary dressing
Depth: Full thickness (deep)
Depth: Partial thickness (shallow)
Exudate: Dry
Exudate: Low
Exudate: Moderate
Exudate: High
Indications: May be applied over infected tissue
Indications: May be used to pack deep wounds
Indications: May be used under compression
Medicare freq of replacement: 1/day
Medicare freq of replacement: every other day
Medicare freq of replacement: 3/week
Medicare freq of replacement: 1/week
Wear time: Up to 1 day
Wear time: Up to 3 days
Wear time: Up to 7 days
Wear time: More than 7 days
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Antimicrobial dressings play an important role in wound care but should only be used after careful assessment by your clinician. Antimicrobial dressings are indicated for infected wounds. Antimicrobial dressings have substances with antiseptic activity, which weaken and slow the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms - this antiseptic activity helps prevent the bacteria from causing further infection.  It has not been confirmed that bacteria develop immunity (resistance) to antiseptics with extended antiseptic use. Some antiseptics may delay the healing process and worsen a wound's condition. However, new technological advances resulted in products that cause less harm to the wound and are excellent at destroying germs. These include antiseptics such as silver, cadexomer iodine, polyhexamethyl biguanide (PHMB) and honey. Below is a summary of how some of these agents work:

  • Silver is effective against many types of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Frequent use can cause some discoloration on the skin around the wound. If absorbed by internal organs it may impair their function. Silver is not recommended for prolonged use as silver may inhibit epithelialization with long term use (>4 weeks).
  • Honey: Manuka honey is thought to have antimicrobial and cleaning properties. Products are available as sheet dressings or as topical applications. Topical applications are applied directly to the wound and are covered with a wound dressing; an additional secondary dressing may be required for wounds with large amounts of fluid. Some individuals experience a stinging sensation when Manuka honey is applied. Manuka honey should not be applied on individuals with hypersensitivity to honey. According to manufacturers, it can be used on persons with diabetes, as it does not alter levels of blood sugar.
  • Iodine: Slow-release iodine-based dressings are effective against wound infection. They should not be used on persons with: known or suspected iodine sensitivity, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, non-toxic nodular goitre, children and pregnant or lactating women. Iodine may be absorbed by the internal organs, especially when large wounds are treated. Iodine dressings have a maximum dosage and maximum length of time over which they can be used. Manufacturers’ instructions should be followed.


If you have coverage through Medicare Part  and your condition meets Medicare requirements for coverage, you may be eligible to have this product covered by Medicare. Not all antimicrobial dressings are covered by Medicare. If it is covered, you will need a written order prescribed by a provider enrolled in Medicare, so that you can purchase this product at a Durable Medical Equipment store that accepts Medicare. You will need to pay deductibles and co-payment. The actual co-payment amount varies according to your state. If you do not have Medicare Part B or do not meet the requirements needed for coverage, you can find this product at pharmacies and medical supply stores. When available, please see pricing in "Other Stores" below.

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