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BioMedicine

, 5:22

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Wound dressings – a review

  • Selvaraj DhivyaAffiliated withCentre of Excellence for Medical Textiles, The South India Textile Research AssociationDepartment of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University
  • , Viswanadha Vijaya PadmaAffiliated withDepartment of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University
  • , Elango SanthiniAffiliated withCentre of Excellence for Medical Textiles, The South India Textile Research Association Email author 

Abstract

Wound healing is a dynamic and complex process which requires suitable environment to promote healing process. With the advancement in technology, more than 3000 products have been developed to treat different types of wounds by targeting various aspects of healing process. The present review traces the history of dressings from its earliest inception to the current status and also discusses the advantage and limitations of the dressing materials.

Keywords:

Wound healing Traditional dressings Modern dressings