Wound Care Basics
- Exofin fusion® is the combination of a mesh and liquid adhesive that allows the incision or wound to be held together during the healing process.
- Exofin fusion® should remain in place until your healthcare professional has determined that adequate healing has occurred, which is usually anywhere between 7-14 days.
- In the event exofin fusion®is beginning to loosen or may be coming off, contact your healthcare professional.
The following information is provided to help you understand how to care for your incision and is based on the FDA-cleared product labeling. You should always follow the instructions of your healthcare provider.
Bathing or Showering
Bathe or shower with care while using exofin fusion® for wound care. If directed by your healthcare professional, you may wet your incision or wound that was treated with exofin fusion®, but do not soak or scrub the area. After bathing or showering, blot the area dry with a soft towel and replace any dry protective dressing as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Monitoring Wound Healing
Do not remove exofin fusion® to check on your wound’s progress. If you notice any swelling, redness, irritation, warmth or pus around the wound or incision site, contact your healthcare professional immediately for a follow-up.
Avoid strenuous exercise or any activity that may put additional stress on your wound or incision site while healing with exofin fusion®. Consult with your healthcare professional to determine when you may resume regular activities.
Ointments & Liquids
Topical ointments, liquids, and lotions should not be applied to the wound site while exofin fusion® is in place as they may loosen exofin fusion® from the skin before the wound is completely healed.
Removing exofin fusion®
Do not scratch, pick or peel at exofin fusion® prior to removal. Your healthcare professional will determine when the healing process is complete and exofin fusion® is ready to be removed.