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Does “micro-trauma” of tissue play a role in adhesive dressing-initiated tissue damage?

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Does “micro-trauma” of tissue play a role in adhesive dressing-initiated tissue damage?

Alan Rogers, Mark Rippon, Phil Davies
19 November 2013

Although designed to promote healing by establishing an optimal wound environment, some dressing types damage the wound and periwound tissues, leading to delayed healing, affecting patient quality of life and having severe implications on the cost of care. In this article the authors hypothesise a novel mechanism by which dressings can traumatise wound and periwound tissue, proposing the concepts of dressing-related “macro-trauma” and “micro-trauma”. Within this hypothesis they discuss the role of atraumatic dressings in addressing the challenge of minimising tissue damage, which can impact on the quality of life of patients with difficult-to-heal wounds. They also consider the implications for wound care treatment costs.

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