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A dressing is a sterile pad applied to a wound to promote healing and protect the wound from further harm. A dressing is designed to be in direct contact with the wound, as distinguished from a bandage, which is most often used to hold a dressing in place. Many modern dressings are self-adhesive.
A dressing can have a number of purposes, depending on the type, severity and position of the wound, although all purposes are focused towards promoting recovery and protecting from further harm
a. Gauze dressing
Gauze dressings are the most commonly used dressing due to their simplicity and inexpensiveness, with a long history of use. Constructed from an open-weave fabric, usually cotton, traditional gauze dressings function as an absorbent, breathable and protective pad for a wound.
b. Biologics, skin substitutes, biomembranes and scaffolds
Advancements in understanding of wounds have commanded biomedical innovations in the treatment of acute, chronic, and other types of wounds. Many biologics, skin substitutes, biomembranes and scaffolds have been developed to facilitate wound healing through various mechanisms
c. Self-adaptive dressings
These super-absorbent fiber dressings rely on properties of smart polymers sensitive to humidity levels. The dressing material responds to changes in wound moisture in real time and, when needed, can reverse its function over each specific area of the wound and periwound. This type of dressing can be used on most open wounds.