Silver dressings: their role in wound management.

  title={Silver dressings: their role in wound management.},
  author={David John Leaper},
  journal={International wound journal},
  volume={3 4},
Dressings have a part to play in the management of wounds; whether they are sutured or open, usually chronic wounds of many aetiologies which are healing by secondary intention. They traditionally provide a moist wound environment, but this property has been extended through simple to complex, active dressings which can handle excessive exudate, aid in debridement, and promote disorganised, stalled healing. The control of infection remains a major challenge. Inappropriate antibiotic use risks… CONTINUE READING
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