FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new article in June's Ostomy Wound Management (OWM) describes how PolyMem® wound dressings partner with the body to help heal injuries and reduce pain. The feature in the respected journal is one of the most authoritative examinations yet of PolyMem products and their capabilities.
"Cleaning wounds and keeping them clean without damaging fragile new tissue is a real challenge, and it is critical to healing," said Dr. Linda Benskin, the OWM article's author and a clinician with more than 15 years' experience in wound care. "I discovered PolyMem among boxes of donated bandages while volunteering at a Christian clinic in Africa. In that extremely hot climate, other modern products made infections worse, but when I used PolyMem, wounds stayed clean and healing was stunningly quick. PolyMem works for every wound type because it balances wound moisture and conforms well. Patients with infected injuries, chronic leg ulcers and other difficult wounds experienced dramatic pain relief and were able to return to working fields with hand tools immediately."
PolyMem is unlike any other dressing in the world, with a built-in wound-cleansing system so effective that the instructions actually advise not to rinse at dressing changes. Dressing changes are virtually pain-free and quick, saving nurse time and costs. PolyMem also dramatically decreases pain by calming the nervous system's reaction to injuries directly, decreasing pain, bruising, and swelling.
Worldwide, PolyMem has countless champions like Dr. Benskin. PolyMem dressings are sold in more than 60 countries with more added every year and can be purchased from a wide variety of distributors or by calling 1-800-POLYMEM (765-9636).
Ferris often doesn't find out about clinical research studies using PolyMem until publication, and authors rarely explain PolyMem's mechanisms of action in as much detail as Dr. Benskin.
"The authors of those independent studies tend to have high praise for PolyMem, but they do not always know exactly how PolyMem works, so sometimes they don't use it ideally," Dr. Benskin said. "I wrote this article partly to show that although PolyMem is easy to use and it is backed by strong evidence, it is different. It doesn't act like any other dressing, foam or otherwise. I am trying to educate people about how special PolyMem is. Its components are unique, but more importantly, so is its ability to help wounds heal."
Dr. Benskin's article, along with more detailed information about its methodology, is available at: http://www.polymem.com/fa.html.
About PolyMem® and Ferris Mfg. Corp.
PolyMem (www.polymem.com), a pioneering product in the category known as polymeric membrane dressings, or PMDs, is manufactured by Ferris Mfg. Corp. at its headquarters in North Texas. Ferris relocated to Fort Worth in 2012 from the Chicago area.
PolyMem's inventor, Robert W. Sessions, started the U.S.-based, family-owned company over 25 years ago. His initial goal was to decrease the suffering burned children experienced during dressing changes by making a bandage that gently continuously cleansed wounds.
Mr. Sessions was responsible for numerous inventions, including one of the first implantable cardiac pacemakers; "red dot" disposable electrocardiogram electrodes; a disposable bone marrow aspiration needle; a suture-less cannula for open heart surgery; and the Hunter-Sessions Vena Cava Occluder, an implant to prevent blood clots in the lungs.
Ferris Mfg. Corp. has received numerous awards and recognitions for excellence in medical product design and contributions to the medical profession.
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