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INTRO | Wound Care

Mike Weinstock, MD and Matthew DeLaney, MD
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Foam dressings address the important elements of wound healing; they absorb exponentially more than gauze, keep wound somewhat moist, and can stay on for 3-7 days. Downsides are that they may not help all wounds (little benefit for arterial ulcers).

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William M. -

Does this same approach apply to wound repairs? If I suture up a wound, say on a thigh, would foam be better than other dressings?

Mike W., MD -

For simple, clean and uncomplicated wound repairs, I generally just apply some polysporin ointment or nothing at all. Thx!
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