Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity – Hippocrates
As rightly said by Hippocrates, a right opportunity with the right solution is what’s required for a proper wound healing. Caring for wounds after an injury, a surgery, or a disease is the critical part of the recovery process. Poorly managed wounds can lead to the development of a chronic wound. Proper wound care prevents infection and other complications, and will also help the wound heal faster with less scarring.
The history of the wound care therapies dates back to pre-historic age when herbal remedies were the only solutions to treat wounds, which was then followed by dressing techniques with the growing fetish for hygiene. Researchers and doctors in the field of wound care started exploring better wound protection materials and found that fibrous synthetics accelerate the wound healing process. Hybrid polymers expanded the range of materials available for wound dressing. Actual human skin generated through cloning procedures became a reality with Grafting and Biotechnology. Tissue engineering gave rise to a number of new classes of wound dressings. Today, we can see many research labs that are dedicatedly working on skin substitutes, bio-membranes and scaffolds, to cater to various wound healing mechanisms.
In opposition to the myth that wounds that are kept open to heal faster than when covered, keeping the wound covered throughout the healing process is shown to speed the healing. Proper maintenance and bandaging of wounds are necessary to prevent them from any further infections. In the recent past, it has been quite a revolution in the active wound care treatment with a booming pace of R & D. The following are some of the trending wound care treatments which are indicated for the management of wounds like pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, chronic and vascular ulcers, surgical wounds, trauma wounds and draining wounds:
- Apligraf by Organogenesis
Apligraf is a living cell-based product, created from cells found in healthy human skin. It provides a protein called collagen, produced by the cells, which is important for wound healing.
- Dermagraft by Organogenesis
Dermagraft is a 3-dimensional human dermal substitute, which composes human fibroblasts, an extracellular matrix, and a bioabsorbable polyglactin mesh scaffold. It provides a substrate over which the patient’s epithelial cells migrate close to the wound, which helps in restoring the dermal bed.
- Bilayer wound matrix by Integra
INTEGRA Bilayer Wound Matrix comprises of a porous matrix of cross-linked bovine tendon collagen which provides a scaffold for cellular invasion and capillary growth. It also has glycosaminoglycan and a semi-permeable polysiloxane layer, which controls water vapour loss, provides a flexible adherent covering for the wound surface and adds increased tear strength to the device.
Wound care should be addressed according to the needs of the patient and promote normal healing, to prevent any further complications. Patients are to be appropriately instructed regarding postoperative care, along with the advice of proper treatment.
With a high prevalence of chronic diseases across the globe, a great demand for active wound care treatments is seen in the Advanced Wound Care Market. Organogenesis and Integra are the key players in the market. According to the research done by the Market Research Analysts at Market Data Forecast, the market is said to be highly driven with an increasing focus of R & D in coming up with efficient and feasible wound healing treatments. For more insights and in-depth analysis of the Advanced Wound Care Market, check out Market Data Forecast’s comprehensive report. Also, a free research sample can be availed.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion – Buddha
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