By: Shelena Hoberg
As a veterinary technician and more specifically a certified hyperbaric technologist (human and animals), I am super excited about the LubriSyn HA topical wound gel!
The world of wound care in humans and animals has been living in the dark ages for many years. In human medicine, wound care centers have specifically trained individuals who learn the best practices and latest techniques for different wounds ie: burns, non-healing diabetic ulcers etc. Wound care in the veterinary world however, is a self- taught art born out of necessity in general practice. Finding the best topical applications and dressings for the particular case being treated is one hurdle; combine that with what can sometimes be “reluctant” patients makes the process exponentially more difficult.
The LubriSynHA wound gel, is one of the few products available that is safe to use in the hyperbaric chamber environment. During my 20+ years in the veterinary hyperbaric field, I have found few products that meet this very niche treatment requirement.
LubriSynHA Topical Wound Gel is safe for use inside the chamber and DOES NOT need to washed off or removed prior to HBOT treatments. This results in fewer wound dressing changes meaning less stress for the patients and more efficient use of time for veterinarians and technicians. The gel has minimal ingredients and is based on a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, thus promoting healing by facilitating the migration and proliferation of fibroblasts. Ingredients include hexylresorcinol (antiseptic, anesthetic) and chitosan (hemostatic, antimicrobial) in a gel base that stays put and contains no HBOT contraindicated components. The product has been used extensively in multiple animal species for wounds, burns and other skin issues with excellent healing results. The gelatinous consistency means the product stays put and does not run off, particularly important when being used on shoulders etc. The gel can be used covered with a dressing or left uncovered where it still provides a protective barrier for effective wound healing.
The Veterinary Hyperbaric Association has tested this product in the hyperbaric environment, reviewed the ingredients and approved it safe to use for treatment of HBOT cases involving wound care. For those of us in the veterinary hyperbaric field, this product is a game-changer!