Hyper-/hypotonic wound dressing
Authors: Christian Kaare Paaskesen, Med. Stud., Hasan Gökcer Tekin, MD
Wound bed assessment
- Dry and wet wounds
- Heavy exuding wounds
Hypertonic and hypotonic solutions cleanse the wound with osmosis. In combination with both hyper- and hypotonic solutions, super-oxidized components are added to enhance membrane permeability. A woven gauze is soaked in hypertonic or hypotonic solution and folded out to cover the wound bed. The gauze adheres and mechanical debridement is obtained when removing the gauze.