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Wound inflammation and the role of a multifunctional polymeric dressing

11 May 2015

<p>Temporary inflammation is a normal response in acute wound healing. However, in chronic wounds, the inflammatory phase is dysfunctional in nature. This results in delayed healing, and causes further problems such as increased pain, odour and high levels of exudate production. It is important to choose a dressing that addresses all of these factors while meeting the patient’s needs. Multifunctional polymeric membrane dressings (e.g. PolyMem®, Ferris) can help to simplify this choice and assist healthcare professionals in chronic wound care. The unique actions of PolyMem® have been proven to reduce and prevent inflammation, swelling, bruising and pain to promote rapid healing, working in the deep tissues beneath the skin[1,2].</p>

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