Product Reviews


  1. Pulsed radio-frequency electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy as an adjunct wound healing therapy
    Pulsed radio-frequency electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy as an adjunct wound healing therapy VIEW PDF
    December 2012 3(4)

    Pulsed radio-frequency electromagnetic field (PEMF) is a non-ionising energy at the shortwave radio-frequency band of the electromagnetic spectrum that has achieved success in the healing of chronic wounds. This article examines how, why and when this treatment...

  2. The ongoing development of a  plasma-mediated bipolar radio-frequency ablation device for wound debridement
    The ongoing development of a plasma-mediated bipolar radio-frequency ablation device for wound debridement VIEW PDF
    December 2012 3(4)

    The term 'debridement' was first used by French military surgeons in the 18th century and literally means ‘unbridling’. It was used to describe a treatment similar to fasciotomy for what would now be described as compartment syndrome[1]. This initial definition...

  3. Defining ‘active’  pressure redistribution
    Defining ‘active’ pressure redistribution VIEW PDF
    September 2012 Issue 3 Volume 3

    This paper will explore the design principles of ‘active’ (alternating) support surfaces, discuss how specific characteristics might influence physiology, pathophysiology and the prevention of pressure ulcers, and introduce the rationale for a standardised...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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