What is the best dressing to put on a leg ulcer?

What is the best dressing to put on a leg ulcer?

Venous leg ulcers. SIGN guidance on the management of chronic venous leg ulcers (published in 2010; accredited by NICE) advises that simple non‑adherent dressings and high compression multicomponent bandaging should be used for treating venous leg ulcers. Silver and honey dressings should not be used routinely.

What is Cutimed good for?

The Cutimed® Sorbact® dressing range can be used on: Postoperative wounds and dehisced wounds Traumatic wounds Chronic wounds such as venous, arterial, diabetic foot and pressure ulcers Wounds following excision of fistulae and abscesses Fungal infections.

What happens when leg ulcers won’t heal?

“Severe ulcers are more likely to become infected and take longer to heal.” Your veins carry blood back to your heart, and valves in the veins stop the blood from flowing backward. When your veins have trouble sending blood from your limbs to the heart, it’s known as venous insufficiency.

How long does it take for a venous leg ulcer to heal?

Most venous leg ulcers heal within 3 to 4 months if they’re treated by a healthcare professional trained in compression therapy for leg ulcers. But some ulcers may take longer to heal, and a very small number never heal.

When do you use Cutimed Sorbact?

Cutimed® Sorbact® may be used on chronic wounds including: venous, arterial, diabetic or pressure ulcers, post-operative dehisced wounds, traumatic wounds, wounds post-excision of fistulas and abscesses and dermal fungal infections.

How do you use Sorbact gel dressing?

Sorbact® Gel Dressing

  1. Fold the dressing in to multiple layers.
  2. Choose a secondary dressing with the ability to keep it moistened e.g. a foam or film dressing.
  3. More frequent dressing changes might also be needed.

Can venous ulcers lead to amputation?

Venous stasis ulcers These slow-healing ulcers typically occur around your ankle and need intensive wound care to heal. Without treatment, venous ulcers expand and cause dangerous skin and bone infections. That’s when you’re at risk of amputation.

What kind of dressing is Cutimed Sorbact?

Cutimed® Sorbact®, featuring DACC Technology, is a bacteria-binding dressing that removes bacteria using a physical mode of action without any chemically active ingredients.

What kind of dressing is Sorbact?

Sorbact® Absorption Dressing is a bacteria- and fungi binding wound dressing, based on Sorbact® Technology, for moderately to highly exuding wounds. Sorbact® Absorption Dressing absorbs and retains exudate, thereby reducing the risk of maceration. The dressing can be used in compression therapy.

What is Cutimed Sorbact gel used for?

Cutimed Sorbact gel is designed to be used in wounds with low to moderate exudate levels which may appear to be critically colonised or infected. Cutimed Sorbact gel can also be used to assist in the debridement of sloughy tissue.