Popular Wound Dressings for Diabetic Ulcers and Pressure Sores

If you, or someone for whom you care, suffers from a dermal ulcer, diabetic ulcer or bedsore, it is imperative to seek advice or help from a medical professional. Dermal ulcer and pressure sore, or bedsore, treatment can be difficult because these types of wounds do not heal quickly. Therefore, they must be meticulously treated. Some common treatment methods include antibiotics, dietary supplements, hydrotherapy, muscle spasm relief, pressure reduction and wound debridement/cleaning. In some cases, surgery may be necessary. 

The products offered in Save Rite Medical's "wound care" selection are created to quicken healing and protect wounds. The specific use for each product depends on the wound's severity and stage. The most popular products for foot ulcer, arterial leg ulcer, venous ulcer and bedsore wound care are listed below.

Popular Bedsore and Ulcer Wound Care Products

The Absorbent, Self-Adherent Foam Dressing by Mepilex reduces wound pain and trauma due to dressing changes. This dressing by Mepilex can be used for a multitude of exuding wounds like foot ulcers, leg ulcers, traumatic wounds and pressure sores. 

The Matrix Wound Dressing by Promogran Prisma is ideal for chronic wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and venous ulcers. This dressing consists of silver-OCR, collagen and ORC, which is designed to facilitate cellular growth and absorb wound fluid.

 The Gel Cadexomer Iodine by Iodosorb debrides wounds, kills bacteria and manages exudate. Iodosorb's Gel Cadexomer Iodine can be applied to infected wounds, pressure sores, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers and moist, exudating ulcers.

The AF No-Rinse Cleansing Formula by SAF-Clens is made for post-surgical wounds, diabetic ulcers, stasis ulcers, and Stage I-IV bedsores. The formula does not harm healing tissue during eschar, debris and slough removal.

The Hydrogel Dressing by Normlgel promotes wound healing by creating a wet environment. This Normlgel product can be applied to diabetic and arterial leg ulcers, burns, venous ulcers, open surgical wounds, bedsores and granulating wounds. SilvaSorb Hydrogel, containing antimicrobial silver protection, is another popular dressing.

The Transparent Film Dressing from 3M's Tegaderm line is an all-encompassing, transparent, sterile dressing that provides first aid while framing the wound. This breathable, waterproof film dressing is great for surgical sites, acute wounds, chronic wounds and Stage I-II bedsores, and it provides protection to susceptible skin as a primary or secondary wound dressing. 
The Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing by Silvercel is designed for diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds and pressure ulcers. This dressing is a combination of alginate and silver, which provides a boosted exudate management and an antimicrobial action.

Sources

Dermal Lesions

Diabetic Ulcers

Pressure Sores

 

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