Successful management of a non-healing foot wound using a bacteria and fungi binding dressing

2016, Vol 7, No 2, pages 30–33

This case report describes the treatment of a non-healing traumatic foot wound in an older patient with the concurrent issue of a hip fracture. The wound had previously been managed with antibiotics, silver ointment and protective dressings. The presence of superficial tissue necrosis continued to increase the infection risk and forefoot amputation was proposed. Amputation was declined, and the treating team used sharp debridement and an inert bacteria and fungi-binding dressing (Sorbact®, ABIGO Medical), which enabled the wound to heal.