Foam Silicone Dressings and Wound Management

Ⅰ. The development of silicone adhesive foam dressings


The first silicone adhesive foam dressing product is silicone rubber foam, which was introduced to the market in the 1970s, and is used for the treatment of cavity-type wounds. While using, two types of liquid polymers should be mixed by the bedside and injected into the injured mouth to form the wound shape foam. This dressing is more troublesome, must be replaced daily, and it is easy to have residue debris.


The silicone adhesive foam dressing in the "modern" sense was entered the market in the mid-1970s. This foam is made of polyurethane and has a smooth surface after heat treatment, which is mainly used for the management of exudates. In addition, this dressing is heat insulated, will not drop fibers or particles, and has excellent gas permeability.


In recent years, the silicone coated foam silicone dressing has appeared to reduce the injury to the wound and skin and reduce the pain caused by dressing changes; There are also products containing silver, hydrophilic fibers, lipid hydrocolloids, and products that combine hydrogels with foam to enhance the exudate balance management ability. There are many medical dressing supplies online. If you want to  buy medical dressings, Winnermedical is your best choice!


Ⅱ. The main function of silicone adhesive foam dressings


Silicone adhesive foam dressings are mainly used for absorbing and locking the exudate, which can provide high absorbability and extend the service time. The silicone adhesive foam dressing has holes of different sizes, which can absorb the exudation from the wound bed and lock it. The surface of the dressing is usually smooth and hydrophilic. Some products have large-sized openings on the surface, which can absorb the debris and lock it, so they have the effect of micro–clearing.


Silicone adhesive foam dressings are usually used for superficial wounds, and special cavity products can also be used for cavity wounds with large defects. There are no obvious limitations on the type of wounds, and can be used for a variety of wounds, including lower extremity ulcers (which can be combined with pressure treatment), pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds, ostomies and tracheostomies, minor burns, skin grafts, donor areas, diabetic foot ulcers, and other exudative wounds.


Ⅲ. The application scope of silicone adhesive foam dressings


1. Silicone adhesive foam dressings are used for all kinds of acute and chronic wounds, especially those with a lot of exudation.


2. Silicone adhesive foam dressings are used for preventing and nursing various pressure sores, diabetic foot ulcers, etc.


3. Silicone adhesive foam dressings are used for moderate to high exudative wounds.


4. Silicone adhesive foam dressings are used for the care of wounds and skin around intubation after tracheotomy (air cut).

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