Keywords: Cutimed, DACC, chronic wounds
An increase in the availability of antimicrobial dressings has led to the overuse of these products, particularly those containing silver. This has raised concerns over the development of bacterial resistance and cost effectiveness. The Cutimed® Sorbact® range of dressings has a unique mode of antimicrobial action, which effectively removes microbes from the wound bed. An evaluation of the product range was carried out in 21 patients with non-healing wounds. Findings suggest that Cutisorb Sorbact is a suitable alternative to other available antimicrobials such as silver but without the issues of cost and bacterial resistance.