Dressings are an important part of wound healing. In years past, every wound was dressed with gauze. Unfortunately, science has proven that gauze will actually slow wound healing! There are now numerous advanced wound dressings available.
Wound dressings should:
– manage moisture
– protect the wound
– maintain a healthy temperature
– provide barrier to bacteria
Selecting the appropriate dressing takes knowledge and experience. Each wound will require a different dressing. Also, as a wound heals, it will require different dressings. Be sure that your wound doctor knows just what your wound needs. Our experts at The Amputation Prevention Center do!