Alginate Dressings Are Ideal for Treating Wounds

Alginate Dressings Are Ideal for Treating Wounds

The wound is the destruction of the normal structure and function of the skin system. The use of alginate dressing type products to treat the wound promotes the healing of the wound, ensures good blood supply to the wound, no necrotic tissue, clears infection, and maintains the required humidity of the wound. At the same time, alginate dressings can eliminate dead space, control wound exudation, prevent bacterial overgrowth, ensure proper fluid balance, cost-effective and easy to operate for patients and medical staff.


Ⅰ. Introduction of medical alginate dressing products

Alginate dressings Natural complex polysaccharides obtained from various algae are the main components of alginate dressings, and their role as alginate dressings is unique because natural complex polysaccharides are insoluble in water and leak in wounds containing sodium ions. In a fluid environment, these complexes can exchange calcium ions for sodium ions, forming an amorphous gel that fills and covers the wound.


The alginate dressing type product can absorb 20 times its own weight of exudate and swell after absorbing liquid or sodium alginate gel, forming a soft, moist, gel-like semi-solid substance on the wound surface, isolating the wound from the outside world, Form a closed atmosphere without atmospheric oxygen to promote wound healing. Alginate dressings can be made into various shapes, such as strips, spheres, and blocks. Their absorption capacity ranges depending on the type of polysaccharide used. Dimora offers two different high-absorbent alginate dressing types​, which is more suitable for the treatment of moderate to moderate exuding wounds, which can create a moist closed environment, regulate wound oxygen tension, promote capillary formation, speed up healing, no scab formation, and avoid new granulation tissue damage and protect the nerve endings of the wound.


Ⅱ. Characteristics of alginate dressing type products for wound treatment

1. It can absorb excess exudate from the wound surface and keep the wound moist environment at the same time.

2. It can protect the wound from further mechanical or corrosive damage.

3. It can prevent bacterial invasion or proliferation.

4. It can fit the shape of the wound and eliminate the dead space.

5. Can remove necrotic tissue.

6. It will not impregnate the surrounding living tissue.

7. It can stop bleeding and reduce the wound and surrounding edema to the greatest extent.

8. Replacement reduces pain and greatly reduces the number of dressing changes.


In addition, the advantages of alginate dressing type products include increased hemostasis, it can be used for wound filling, most can be rinsed off with saline, which minimizes the pain of changing, and alginate dressings only need to be changed every few days. At the same time, the proper use and replacement of alginate dressings for wound treatment can have a great effect on the strength and function of the wound skin after repair and on the aesthetics of the resulting scar.

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