Are All Collagen Dressings the Same? Knowing the Difference Makes All the Difference
Collagen, the most abundant protein in the interstitial extracellular matrix, provides the structure for wound healing. Dressings containing collagen can promote healing in patients with wounds, but not all collagen dressings are alike.
This illustrated guide was written by podiatric surgeon Dr. Ronald Sherman of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound Service. The guide discusses the physiology of collagen and its critical role in wound healing and describes why the type of collagen and the processing method determine the effectiveness of collagen dressings. A chart compares several collagen dressings in current use, and case studies illustrate wound healing before and after treatment with BioPad dressings.
Wound care professionals who want to know more about collagen dressings will appreciate this helpful guide, which can aid in the selection of appropriate collagen dressings for optimal clinical outcomes in their patients.
This white paper covers the following topics:
This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions.
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