a smartPAC
Contact Advanced Tissue

Looking Back at the Year in Wound Care Devices

Looking Back at the Year in Wound Care Devices

  by    0   0

A review of the wound care market puts the U.S. in second place, with combination dressings trending.

As another year comes to an end, the wound care device industry was evaluated to note trends and market share. A thorough report from The Business Research Company broke down the market and focused on trends we saw over the last 12 months.

Where the U.S. stacks up worldwide

The wound care device market consists of products that fight and prevent infection while actively promoting wound healing. There are three clear regions that lead in today’s market – Europe, the Americas, and Asia, according to the report. The Americas ranked second as far as owning market share goes, but it was close on the heels of Europe with both earning around 34 percent of market share. Devices within this market are primarily used to treat severe, possibly non-healing wounds such as chronic ulcers, traumatic wounds and wounds resulting from surgical procedures.

Popular wound care devices

A few specific types of wound care devices, highlighted in the report, have been popular this year, including those that use silver or foam.

There are two different types of wound care dressings which incorporate silver, silver alginate and silver collagen. According to Wounds International, dressings containing silver helpmanage and prevent infection in a variety of wounds because silver is an antimicrobial agent. What’s unique about these dressings, according to the article, is that the purpose of using silver is not primarily to promote wound healing, rather the silver works to reduce bacteria in the wound, treat any infection that may occur and prevent systemic spread. Because both wound dressings contain silver, each offers an antimicrobial therapy to wound healing. The main difference between the two is silver alginate absorbs fluids to not only drain a wound, but keep the area moist, promoting the formation of new skin, while silver collagen attracts cells to a wound to stimulate tissue growth.

Overall trends in the wound care market

As this industry grows and changes, it’s important to note the shifting demand in the type of wound care devices. According to The Business Research Company report, there’s an increasing demand for combination dressing treatments, especially where chronic wounds are concerned. Today, the most commonly used combination dressing involved pairing a microbial agent with biological material. Regardless of what specific ingredients are used, combination wound dressings should be comfortable, waterproof and effective in preventing any kind of infection.

While we can only speculate on what new innovations will be popular in wound care in the new year, it’s interesting to take a look back and see where the market has already gone.

Advanced Tissue is the nation’s leader in delivering specialized wound care suppliesto patients, delivering to both homes and long-term care facilities.

Download Now

Download our FREE Wound Care Product Poster for more information on wound care products.

Related Posts

Understanding Wound Types Key to Using the Right Dressing

Understanding wound typesUnderstanding wound types can help lead to using the right dressing. The basic approach to wound care management is to keep the area moist – but not excessively so – to encourage the proper healing process, according to Medscape. But because there are different types of wounds, there are various forms of wound coverage needed. According […]


Winter is the Season for Special Wound Care

winter is the season for special wound careWinter means those with wound healing issues should take special precautions. In many part of the country, winter is settling in and while that can mean fun activities like skiing and sledding, it can also mean trouble for patients undergoing wound healing. Cold weather can negatively impact the wound healing process, including diabetic wounds. In addition, […]


Knowing the Warning Signs Could Help Prevent Chronic Wounds

Knowing the warning signs could help prevent chronic woundsMonitoring the progress of a wound can help it from becoming more severe. Scrapes, cuts and bruises are a part of life and our bodies are generally built to withstand the damage. We clean the areas, sterilize them, wrap them in protective bandages and let our natural healing processes do the rest of the work […]


Avoiding Necrotizing Fasciitis After Sustaining a Wound

Avoiding necrotizing fasciitis after sustaining a woundBe sure to check with your clinician if you have any concerns about wound healing. Following a clinician’s directions for wound care is essential to healthy healing. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many people volunteered to help cleanup efforts, despite the possibility of injury. The Galveston County Health District released a reminder for individuals to adequately […]


Taking Care of a Wound: The Basics

Taking care of a woundMinor cuts and scrapes can be cared for at home. Everyone suffers a cut or a scrape on occasion – it’s an inevitable part of life. Most of the time,wound care is simple; the injured party may want to bandage up his or her body and can get on with the day. If the wound seems […]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top