Wound Dressings for Office-Based Surgery
22 March 2004 (online)
Since the turn of the 20th century, our understanding of wound healing has changed completely. Because of this, we now realize that wounds heal better under occlusive or semi-occlusive conditions. This revelation has led to the creation of a vast array of wound-dressing techniques and products that any office-based surgeon must use on a daily basis. This article reviews these techniques and products and offers the reader a framework of techniques that will help to achieve optimal surgical outcomes while at the same time maximize patient comfort and convenience.
Wound dressings - occlusive dressings - bandages - skin equivalents