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Home  |  Surgical Dressings As I See Them


Surgical Dressings As I See Them 2013-11-25

It is universally acknowledged that Surgical dressings types are significant medical textiles, which can protect injured skin from the external environment. Served as an important organ in human body, skin finds its very existence in the maintenance of homeostasis and the prevention of invasion of microorganisms. That is to say, skin is the physical, chemical and biological barrier. However, skin damage caused by trauma, burns, skin ulcers and other reasons can result in a series of problems, even potentially life-threatening. Therefore, it is a common practice that surgical dressings are used to substitute the skin, completing its responsibility of protecting the wound, preventing infection and severe dehydration, and finally facilitating the healing.

In terms of materials, there are traditional surgical dressings, natural dressings, synthesis dressings, medicinal dressings and tissue engineering dressings. And it is the medical cotton, one of traditional surgical dressings, that enjoys a widest clinical application in wound healing. Although medical cotton lacks the obvious effect on wound healing, it has some distinguished features as simple production, low price and repeated use. However, its drawback is also undeniable. First, medical cotton fails to keep wound moist. Second, dressing fiber is apt to shed. Last but not least, workload is required when changing fresh dressing for a wound.

Non-woven dressing has also a quite wide application. Thanks to its material of synthetic fiber, non-woven dressing has a better absorption performance compared with traditional surgical dressings. In addition, Medical plastic manufacturer is an improved version of traditional surgical dressings. The only difference between them is that plastic non-stick wraps in a layer of perforated plastic film. Thus some other advantages successfully add to plastic non-stick gauze as prevention of dressing fiber, not adhering to the wound for reducing pain and tissue damage during dressing changes.

The high pace of modern society, together with sports and tourism activities, makes an increasingly frequent wound formation. Besides, human aging trend increases the chance of kinds of chronic wound formation. Generally speaking, there is a growing requirement for high performance surgical dressing. Fortunately, people become more and more understand the formation and healing process of wound. What is more, Medical cotton suppliers develops continuously. Therefore, new surgical dressings with excellent performance will gradually replace traditional healing material. These new surgical dressings can ease pain, facilitate healing and reduce scar hyperplasia. In a word, it provides the textile industry with a good research and business opportunity towards high-tech development.