polyurethane foam dressings with a silicone adhesive is a wound care technology with the ability to maintain a moist wound environment while protecting the periwound skin from adhesive trauma.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of a hydrocellular polyurethane foam dressing in a patient with a silicone adhesive as per its ability to address the M of the TIME principle of WBP while protecting the periwound skin from adhesive trauma.
Method: A variety of parameters were evaluated in this case, such as wound progress towards wound closure & appearance of the wound and surrounding skin. Also product performance parameters (wear time, ease of use, conformabilty, pain upon removal , patient comfort, clinician satiscftion, etc. were also evaluated.
Results: 87 y/o female with a DFU. The patient’s wound was 5 months duration upon admittance. The ulcer was 6.8 cm2 in area and 0.4 cm in depth, contained yellow slough. The level of pain and exudate were moderate. The condition of the periwound skin was macerated and fragile. Over a period of 22 days the wound completely healed. The periwound skin improved and was considered healthy at the end of the study.
Conclusion: The hydrocellular polyurethane foam dressing with a silicone adhesive was beneficial in maintaining a moist wound environment which helped the wound to close. In addition the periwound skin improved over the course of treatment. The dressing performed as expected.