Physiology of wound healing
Cuts: upon acute violent impact (e.g. while cutting bread), often bleeding and with slightly dehiscent wound edges.
Lacerations: upon over-expansion and straining of tissue elasticity, leave irregular, jagged wound edges, often-decelerated wound healing and a tendency to scar formation. Larger lacerations require surgical clean cutting of the wound edges and closure via sutures.
Expertise in plaster technology
The role of a plaster in wound healing
The objective of wound dressings is to protect the wound and allow the wound to heal as undisturbed as possible. The main objectives are:
• Protect the wound against external influences and prevent contamination and infection.
• Ensure the absorption of blood and secretion.
• Wound pad should not adhere to the wound to reduce pain and mechanical trauma when dressing is removed and to improve patient’s comfort.
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