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The Wound Dressings and Their Applications in Wound Healing and Management

Jun Lei, Lichun Sun, Ping Li, Chenhong Zhu, Zhen Lin, Vienna Mackey, David H Coy and Quanyong He

A wound could happen at any accident or surgery. Generally, bleeding wounds, serious wounds and infectious wounds need to be taken care for recovery and in case of germ infection. Wound recovery and management is a complicated and collaborative process, including wound pre-cleaning, wound healing, infectious prevention, germ treatment and treatment strategy. The application of wound dressings play very critical roles in wound healing and infectious prevention. There are many different types of wound dressings such as silver-containing hydrophilic fiber dressings, antibacterial dressings and moist dressings. These dressings display their own advantages and disadvantages in wound treatments. As burn surgeons, we have to deal with many different patients with different burn conditions every day. To us, it would be very important and helpful to have a good or right type of dressing at the right time for the right wound situation. In this article, we will discuss different wound dressings and their applications in wound treatment and recovery.