Every phase of the wound healing process has specific treatment needs.
A properly healing wound goes through three main wound healing phases: inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Each of these phases needs to be treated differently to encourage a healthy transition into recovery. While the inflammation phase focuses on cleaning and preparing the wound for the rest of the healing process, the proliferation phase rebuilds the damaged areas within the wound. There are three overlapping wound healing stages within the proliferation phase, during which proper wound care is necessary to create optimal conditions for successful wound healing.
There are different advantages to advanced dressings over standard gauze.
When it comes to proper wound healing, physicians have a wide array of dressings, bandages and other tools at their disposal. However, some of these options are more effective than others. Specifically, advanced wound care dressings have far more benefits than some more traditional methods such as gauze and tape. These include faster heal times, fewer issues concerning drainage and, in certain instances, less risk of accompanying infection.
Collagen wound dressings create a scaffold on which cells can grow.
Among the many types of wound dressings on the market is the collagen dressing. This product has had excellent results for many patients, particularly those with partial-thickness/full-thickness wounds, skin grafts, and certain severe burns. These dressings may not be suitable for all types of wounds, but it’s up to you and your clinician to find the one that’s right for you. Prepare for your visit to the clinic by learning more about collagen wound dressings:
Collagen dressings can assist with minor to extensive wounds.
The benefits of using collagen to advance wound healing are vast and rewarding. Applying collagen fibers or dressings to a wound to stimulate tissue growth can provide relief for a wide variety of injuries. While bandages infused with the protein are typically more expensive than other wound dressings, the overall advantages attributed to collagen fibers are priceless. Here are a few of the primary reasons using collagen in wound care can adhere to the healing necessities of injured patients:
What Are The Different Types of Wound Care Dressings?
There are a variety of types of wound care dressings that serve many purposes depending on the wound.
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Choosing the proper wound dressing assists with wound healing
December 10, 2013 by Advanced Tissue
Whenever you have a wound, whether it’s a minor cut or a major incision, it’s crucial to care for it properly. Part of the process includes wound care dressings. There are a variety of options when it comes to dressings, and to determine which is the best and most effective depends on what sort of wound you have.
What is a wound care dressing?
A dressing is used by a doctor, caregiver and/or patient to help a wound heal and prevent further issues like infection or complications. Dressings are designed to be in direct contact with the wound, which is different from a bandage that holds the dressing in place.
Dressings serve a variety of purposes depending on the type, severity and position of the wound. Aside from the major function of reducing the risk of infection, dressings are also important to help:
- Stop bleeding and start clotting so the wound can heal
- Absorb any excess blood, plasma or other fluids
- Begin the healing process
What type of wound care dressing is right for my wound?
This type of dressing is for wounds with little to no excess fluid, painful wounds, necrotic wounds, pressure ulcers, donor sites, second degree or higher burns and infected wounds.
Alginate dressings are used for moderate to high amounts of wound drainage, venous ulcers, packing wounds and pressure ulcers in stage III or IV.
A collagen dressing can be used for chronic or stalled wounds, ulcers, bed sores, transplant sites, surgical wounds, second degree or higher burns and wounds with large surface areas.
In addition to the wound product categories listed above, there are other wound dressings available, such as foams and compression in addition to secondary and cover dressings like wraps, gauze and tape.