Wound Dressings

Olivera Stojadinovic, Katherine Gordon, Marjana Tomic-Canic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


It is estimated that 50 million surgical procedures are performed in the United States annually, with surgical site infections estimated to be one of the leading causes of hospital-acquired infections with associated direct and indirect medical costs estimated to be between $1 and 10 billion. An appropriate wound dressing is important when treating the wound. Various modalities of wound dressings: low adherent, occlusive hydrocolloid, gauze, transparent film, hydrogel, foam, alginates, hydrofibers, and antimicrobial dressings are available on the market. This chapter summarizes current knowledge about wound dressings and their use in the acute and chronic wound setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • Acute wounds
  • Chronic wounds
  • Exudate
  • Healing
  • Infection
  • Wound dressing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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