The global hydrogel market is expected to grow, driven by aging populations and product effectiveness.
Wound care remains in increasing demand as many developed countries start to experience aging populations. Hydrogel, a bandage made from an amorphous mass that is designed to mimic the shape of the wound it is applied to, is an important part of the wound care sector.
Cold plasma treatment represents another step forward in plasma being effectively used to treat wounds.
The German company COLDPLASMATECH specializes in using plasma to treat wounds. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, one substantially less common than gas, liquid or solid. While plasma has been in use in the health care industry for some time, it continues to improve as a possible treatment for wound victims.
Understanding 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 to Wound Educators, there are more than 3,000 types of wound dressings.
Winter 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, the change in temperature affects how you will have to care for the wound, including dressing and drainage.
Let’s look at how cold weather can affect the progress of wound healing and what you can do to keep the progress moving in a positive direction.
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.