Top 10 Wound Dressings

Wound Dressings

Wound dressings are materials applied directly to the injury site to create ideal for healing PH levels, prevent infection, reduce pain, soak up wound secretions and to stop the bleeding. Such dressings come in a plethora of forms such as gels, foams, beads, powders, pastes, films and so forth. The choice of a particular wound dressing depends on the type of injury and patient’s medical history according to Wikipedia.

Please take a look at what types of dressings are available on the medical market today.

1. Kaltostat Wound Dressings

This is one of the wound dressings that is produced from brown seaweed, usually kelp but sometimes other varieties. This dressing forms a gel which is not sticky, and absorbs drainage from the wound. Excellent for the treatment of bed sores, diabetic ulcers and minor burns.

2. Tegasorb

Tegasorb is one of the most commonly used dressings for many types of wounds. This dressing is an adhesive wafer which combines with the wound drainage to create a wound gel, which is perfect for healing.

3. Lyofoam

This is one of the top foam dressings used in the medical setting. This dressing is used for fresh wounds most of the time, because it is very absorbent and can handle large amounts of wound drainage. It consists of polyurethane foam that is applied to a variety of sores ranging from burns, incisions and ulcers.

4. Tendra Mepilex

This is one of the silicone foam wound dressings, and it was developed to combine with drainage and to be non-stick. This is one of the top dressings used for fresh and large wounds.

5. ActiCoat Antibacterial Barrier Dressing

This is a silver based dressing that is used most often for burn wounds, because it promotes healing while preventing infections, which is a frequent burn complication, and retaining moisture.

6. Tegagel

Wounds which only have a small amount of drainage and require moisture are often dressed with Tegagel. This dressing does require another dressing as well, to keep the moisture in and the bandage from drying out.

7. Aquacel Hydrofiber Wound Dressing

This type of wound dressings is recommended by many medical professionals, especially when the wounds are deep and have large amounts of drainage.

8. Sorbsan

This is another top dressing, and it includes brown seaweed which can be beneficial in all stages of wound healing. When this dressing is layered it is most effective at absorbing drainage.

9. Curasol Hydrogel Saturated Dressing

This is one of the hydrogel wound dressings that help to keep the wound moist, for the best possible cellular healing action. Intended mostly for low exuding wound sites to facilitate healing.

10. V.A.C. GranuFoam Dressings

V.A.C. GranuFoam Dressings are used exclusively with wound VAC therapy, and they can help even the most difficult wounds heal when used with the VAC equipment. Cancerous sores and fresh bleeding wounds are not intended to be treated with VAC therapy due to contraindications. Individuals allergic to silver should also be warned against this type of dressing.

You can learn about other types of wound dressings by clicking on the links below.

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dressing_(medical)

http://www.woundsource.com/blog/wound-dressing-selection-types-and-usage