Journal articlesCutimed® Siltec®: a foam dressing range with super absorbers and a silicone wound contact layer

Cutimed® Siltec®: a foam dressing range with super absorbers and a silicone wound contact layer

01/06/09 | Products | Jackie Stephen-Haynes, John Timmons

Foam dressings have played a major role in wound healing treatments for a number of years. Although mainly used to maintain optimum moisture levels and for absorbency, there are foam dressings available that meet the needs of a number of clinical presentations. Some of the adaptations include thicker, more absorbent dressings, adhesives have become gentler to prevent trauma and antimicrobial agents have been introduced into the dressings. Patients now present with more complicated pathologies and, likewise, wounds have increased in complexity, with larger, sloughy and more heavily exuding wounds requiring dressings that can stay in place, manage exudate and reduce pain or trauma on removal (Timmons, 2006).