Collagenase Santyl Ointment for Chronic Wound Care

A visiting nurse suggested Collagenase Santyl Ointment for a patient who had chronic leg ulcers. I had never heard of this chronic wound care product before, so I decided to do some research on it. It turns out Santyl Ointment is a prescription medication that removes dead skin from chronic surface wounds. Dead skin buildup interferes with the healing process.

The ointment is prescribed for many kinds of chronic wound care: diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, and areas that have been severely burned.

How to use Santyl Ointment:

  1. Clean the affected area.
  2. Apply the amount of ointment instructed by your doctor.
  3. Cover the area with a clean gauze bandage.  


What is Collagenase SANTYL Ointment? Collagenase SANTYL Ointment. Accessed June 30, 2016.