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Absorbent Dressings | Superabsorbers

Absorbent Dressings and superabsorbers for wounds are a very important dressing in wound care treatment. These absorbent dressings can be used as either a primary or secondary dressing with the purpose of using the dressings unique and extremely absorbent core for exudate management. The super absorbent polymer dressing core effectively soaks up high amounts of wound exudate from pressure and venous ulcers, surgical incisions, burns, donor or skin grafts and chronic wounds. Absorbent Dressings use Iodine gel, alginate, fibrous fabric, calcium, sodium chloride or other compounds to attract exudate away from the wound. Absorbing dressings work for a variety of wound types, ranging from skin tears to heavily draining wounds. Absorbent dressing products are also available in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of the wound location and dimensions. Absorbent dressings include polyurethane foams, cavity wound dressings, moisture control pads, alginate dressings, absorbent pads, wound drainage collector, sodium chloride dressings, gel pad dressings, AMD sponge dressings, and transfer dressings. Vitality Medical offers a wide variety of absorbent dressings and medical products to meet your specific needs.

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How Do Absorbent Dressings Work

These super absorbent dressings receive their suction power from the multilayer dressing construction. Many superabsorber dressings like the Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S Dressing have a polymer core made of gel for its moisture-retaining properties. Gel wicks away heavy draining wounds so the wound margin doesn't macerate and cause further damage to this sensitive skin. The dressing pad also soaks up exudate without disintegrating to add compression while locking in harmful germs and bacteria. The dressings help to control odors and above all, creates a moist wound environment which is beneficial in wound healing.

The absorbent dressing layers won't stick to the wound but retain the exudate for the optimal moist wound healing environment. These moist conditions allow new cell growth to thrive. Having a wound dry in air will create crusty scabs and slow down healing as well as increase the chance of infection and unsightly scarring. Moist conditions promote quite the opposite by the dressing encouraging the growth of essential proteins that are needed for the wound to close nicely.

Superabsorber dressings are available in a variety of shapes and sizes so the dressing wil work well on a variety of wound types, sizes and locations. The super absorbent dressing is flexible with an adhesive to secure well to the unique curvatures of the foot, arm, chest or sacrum. The Sorbion Sana Multi Star Dressing has high flexibility with its backing and core design to allow the absorbent dressing to conform to the most difficult anatomical sites.

An Absorbent dressing is also designed to be long lasting to not have repeated changes to these sensitive wound sites. Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing features a protective backing that repels external fluids should wound site get wet from showering, but the dressing still allows the wound to breathe and retain the exudate fluid.

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