Patient Instructions

Your doctor has chosen to apply OASIS® Matrix to help manage your wound. OASIS Matrix is made of a naturally derived porcine material and foundational components that provide an important structure for your wound. With the proper structure and environment, the body’s natural healing process can begin. For best results, always follow all your doctor’s directions.

Device should not be applied until all excessive wound drainage, bleeding, acute swelling, and infection are controlled.

1Keep Dry

Keep the entire area surrounding your wound completely dry at all times. When bathing, keep your wound and dressings out of the water.

2Do Not Remove Dressings

Do not remove or change your wound dressings unless instructed by your doctor. If you are instructed to change the dressings: Remove only the outer dressings; do NOT remove the primary dressing or any portion of the OASIS Matrix product (the layer immediately covering your wound) unless directed by your doctor.

3Keep Scheduled Appointment

Keep all scheduled appointments with your doctor for reapplications and dressing changes.

Compression dressings

If your leg has compression dressings, try to elevate when possible. Do NOT remove the compression dressings unless directed by your doctor

Moisten between dressings

If you are instructed to moisten your wound during a dressing change: Do NOT remove the primary dressing (the dressing directly over the OASIS Matrix to hold it in place). Instead, apply a wound gel or sterile saline to the outside of the primary dressing

Sensitivity to porcine material

This product is made from a porcine (pig) source and should not be used in patients with known sensitivity to porcine material

Side effects

Call your doctor if you experience any of the following with your wound:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pus discharge
  • Blistering
  • Warmth
  • Pain
  • An allergic reaction

If you are aware of having a porcine allergy, do not apply OASIS. An allergic reaction may involve itching or redness.