Journal articlesClinical evaluation of the ActivHeal® Foam Contact Dressing

Clinical evaluation of the ActivHeal® Foam Contact Dressing

01/11/12 | Products, Research | Sue Johnson, Rebecca Forder

Chronic wounds are those wounds that have remained unhealed for more than six weeks and classified according to their underlying pathology, for example pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and burns. Wound exudate is a key component of healing in the healthy wound. It is produced throughout the wound healing process from inflammation to epithelialisation and must be managed to maintain a moist wound environment and promote healing. This article examines how exudate can become a problem when an excessive quantity is produced, and examines ActivHeal Foam Contact, a polyurethane foam adhesive, which is designed to provide protection and absorbency for chronic and acute wounds.