Wound Fillers are available in a wide variety, including creams, foams, gels, ointments, pads, pastes, pillows, powders, beads, and strands. The purpose of a wound filler is to maintain a moist wound environment and manage exudate. Wound Fillers require a secondary dressing. Some wound fillers are antimicrobial. Many of the wound filler products that are antimicrobial utilize a time release to extend the length of time the dressing may be used between changes. Wound Fillers are used to treat infected wounds, draining wounds and deep wounds that require packing. Vitality Medical carries wound fillers from McKesson, Derma Sciences, 3M and Ferris.
Wound Filler Dressing Video (1:09 minutes)