Common Types of Wound Dressings


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Wound Dressings

Dr. Konstantino Avradopoulos works as a surgeon in the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Massachusetts. With the help of Dr. Konstantino Avradopoulos, who covered over 80% of clinics, the Center for Wound Care received the 2017 President’s Circle award in recognition of outstanding performance.

To promote healing, the use of the correct wound dressing is essential. Common wound dressings in use today include:

Hydrocolloid: Non-breathable and made from a flexible material that keeps the wound clean and moist, hydrocolloid dressings are best for burns and wounds that drain lightly to moderately.

Hydrogel: Fighting infection and hastening the healing process, hydrogel dressings are best for second-degree burns, infected wounds, and necrotic wounds that do not produce liquid.

Collagen: Encouraging new cell growth, helping the body remove dead tissue, closing the edges of wounds, and growing new blood vessels, collagen dressings are best for ulcers, chronic wounds, surgical wounds, and wounds with a large surface area.

Alginate: Absorbing liquid and creating a gel that promotes wound healing, alginate dressings are best for venous ulcers and wounds with drainage.