Product Reviews


  1. Preventing pressure ulcers occurring on the heel
    Preventing pressure ulcers occurring on the heel VIEW PDF
    September 2012 Issue 3 Volume 3

    Pressure ulcers are defined as localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in conjunction with shear. An important change to this definition is the elimination of friction as a...

  2. Expert consensus on a new enzyme alginogel: 3(2)
    Expert consensus on a new enzyme alginogel: 3(2) VIEW PDF
    May Issue 3 Volume 2

    Flaminal® (Flen Pharma) products are alginate gels containing a novel antimicrobial enzyme system. They are designed to promote wound healing and to restore bacterial balance and their use on a wide range of wound types is supported by scientific and clinical...

  3. Indications for the use of MatriDerm® in the treatment of complex wounds
    Indications for the use of MatriDerm® in the treatment of complex wounds VIEW PDF
    May Issue 3 Volume 2

    Until recently, the gold standard treatment for covering full-thickness skin defects that required surgery was the use of a full-thickness skin graft in small defects and split-thickness skin grafts in larger instances. The use of full-thickness skin grafts...

  4. Preventing post-operative blisters following hip and knee arthroplasty
    Preventing post-operative blisters following hip and knee arthroplasty VIEW PDF
    May Issue 3 Volume 2

    The aim of this study was to assess the ability of an absorbent foam dressing in preventing post-operative wound blistering following hip and knee arthroplasty. Complications following hip and knee arthroplasty are surprisingly common with widespread reports...

  5. Using antimicrobial foam dressings in paediatric wounds
    Using antimicrobial foam dressings in paediatric wounds VIEW PDF
    May Issue 3 Volume 2

    Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings are highly absorbent foam dressings that contain polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB — also known as polihexanide) an effective antimicrobial agent that has very low cytotoxicity. These dressings are particularly...

  6. Expert commentary by Jennifer Hurlow on the article 'Evaluation of low-adherent antimicrobial dressings'
    Expert commentary by Jennifer Hurlow on the article 'Evaluation of low-adherent antimicrobial dressings'
    Wounds International 2(4) November

    The evolution of wound care science can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Greece.

  7. Expert Commentary: Christopher E Attinger and John M Felder III on 'The use of larval therapy in modern wound care'
    Expert Commentary: Christopher E Attinger and John M Felder III on 'The use of larval therapy in modern wound care'
    Wounds International 2(4) November

    As summarised in the accompanying article, larval debridement therapy (LDT) experienced a boom in the early part of the 20th century when it was introduced for the treatment of osteomyelitis

  8. The use of larval therapy in modern wound care
    The use of larval therapy in modern wound care
    Wounds International 2(4) November

    Larval therapy, also known as maggot therapy or biosurgery, is widely used by healthcare professionals for the debridement of sloughy, necrotic wounds. The benefits of this treatment are well-documented and have been widely published in the medical and nursing...

  9. The role of ALLEVYN™ Ag in the management of hard-to-heal wounds
    The role of ALLEVYN™ Ag in the management of hard-to-heal wounds VIEW PDF
    Wounds International 2(4) November

    Hard-to-heal wounds are challenging to treat and have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life and healthcare resources [1,2,3]. For clinicians, hard-to-heal wounds pose the dual challenge of providing cost-effective management, while improving...

  10. Expert Commentary on Understanding support surfaces
    Expert Commentary on Understanding support surfaces
    Wounds International 2(3) September

    Joyce Black comments on the use of support surfaces for the prevention and/or treatment of pressure ulcers, saying, it is one of the most cost-effective options available, however, it remains one of the least used[1].