Wound care products take many forms based on the type of function provided by the product, the wound type and its severity. Excluding for the moment the emerging array of physical wound healing systems (e.g., NPWT, hyperbaric oxygen, etc.), there are quite a number of combinations, and as new materials emerge, such as types of media or means to deliver wound care, the combinations are expected to multiply.
Below is illustrated a representation of wound product types, forms and applications. This now includes the rapidly growing field of growth factors in wound care, which may be delivered by many different methods, including carrier or media types.
Types and Uses of Wound Care Products
Sources: Murphy, P.S. et al. Plastic Surgery International Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 190436, 8 pagesdoi:10.1155/2012/190436; MedMarket Diligence, LLC, Report #S249.