Moist Healing of Chronic Wounds

Authors: V. Resl
Authors‘ workplace: Dermatovenerologická klinika LF UK a FN, Plzeň
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 1999; : 387-391


Induction of and, if possible, a physiological process of wound healing involves the selection of proper coveringof the wound. Unequivocal evidence was provided that a moist medium resembling a closed blister is optimal. Inthe presented paper the authors summarize briefly processes which proceed during the inflammatory, proliferative,remodelling and reepithelization stage of healing. The authors also mention properties, indications, contraindicationsand their own experience with the use of hydrocolloids. In venous ulcerations the basis of treatment is correctapplication of compression. Hydrocolloids do not rule out concurrent use of additional physical methods (pneumaticinstruments, TENS etc.). The authors mention also the economic effect of treatment.

Key words:
wound healing, moist wound healing, dressing, hydrocolloids.

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