Journal articlesThe use of a new non-adherent silver hydroalginate dressing in the treatment of a patient with a complex leg ulcer

The use of a new non-adherent silver hydroalginate dressing in the treatment of a patient with a complex leg ulcer

01/03/10 | Complex wounds, Leg Ulcers, Products | Fiona Russell

Patients often present with complex wounds as a result of the nature of tissue in the wound bed, exudate level and irregular wound edges. With the increase in the number of patients with complex wounds, it is essential that dressings used have both the ability to support wound healing and to reduce pain and trauma at dressing changes (Hollinworth, 2005).

SILVERCEL® Non-Adherent (Systagenix, Gargrave) is a new dressing which has been developed using the antimicrobial silver hydroalginate with an ethylene methyl acrylate (EMA) non-adherent layer. This dressing is ideal for use on infected wounds which have moderate to heavy levels of exudate, and where there may be risk of damage to surrounding skin.