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Wound Management

Hydrogels

Authors: Christian Kaare Paaskesen, Med. Stud., Hasan Gökcer Tekin, MD.

Wound bed assessment

  • Sloughy
  • Cavity wounds

Moisture assessment

  • Low exuding

Contra-indications

  • Heavily exuding wounds

Advantages

Supplies moisture to the wound, thus creating an optimal environment for healing. Necrotic tissue and fibrin may be treated with hydrogels inducing autolytic debridement.

Disadvantages

High risk of maceration of wound edges if not contained inside wound bed and requires a firm secondary dressing protecting surrounding skin (such as film or silicone dressings).

Available Products

  • Prontosan gel
  • ApoCure Hydrogel Bandage
  • DuoDERM hydrogel
  • IntraSite Gel
  • Hydrosorb
  • Kliniderm Hydrogel
  • Normigel
  • Nu-Gel
  • Purilon Gel
  • Suprasorb G
  • Tegaderm Hydrogel

Procedures

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