Journal articlesThe use of wound cleansing solutions in chronic wounds

The use of wound cleansing solutions in chronic wounds

01/11/12 | Complex wounds, Infection | Keith Cutting, Samantha Westgate

This review collates a selection of in vitro and in vivo evidence relating to the antimicrobial activity of three topical agents. The low surface tension of a wound irrigation solution through the addition of surfactantlike agents can increase the fluid-‘seeking’ behavior and hence increase cellular contact time. Wound cleansing solutions should be capable of lowering the wound bioburden of both planktonic and biofilm phenotypes.