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Trending- Combination Dressing For Chronic Wounds

Author: Abdul Malik
by Abdul Malik
Posted: Nov 04, 2018
wound care

The growing demand for combination dressings for the treatment of chronic wounds is one of the major trends in the global wound care market. The most frequently used combination dressing is an antimicrobial agent and a biological material together act as a combination dressing. The combination of dressings blend the chemical and physical properties of two or more types of wound dressing products to provide optimum functionality and are comfortable, waterproof, prevents bacterial and viral infections, and skin friendly during body movement compared to basic wound care products. For instance, ConvaTec offers AQUACEL combination dressings that are made up of Hydro fiber Technology that incorporates a stitch bonding and increases tensile strength of the dressing and is used as a combination dressing with an absorbent for the treatment of chronic wounds. Some of the examples of combination dressings are silver alginate dressings, silver collagen dressings, collagen hydrochloride dressings, and foam dressings. These dressings are used in the treatment of chronic ulcers, traumatic wounds, and surgical wounds.


Asia Pacific was the largest region in the wound care devices market in 2017, accounting for more than one-third of the market share.

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The chart below shows the year-on-year growth of the global wound care devices market during 2017 – 2021

According to The Business Research Company’s Consultant, Nitin Gianchandani, the launch of advanced wound care devices by major competitors is a significant positive trend being witnessed by the market in recent years. Due to high competition in market, companies are focusing onadvanced technologies to manufacture orthopedic devices for various applications. For instance, in September 2016, ConvaTec launched Foam Lite ConvaTec dressing, a new type of silicone foam dressings used in the treatment of chronic and acute wounds. In addition to this, in September 2016, ConvaTec also exhibited its new Avelle disposable negative pressure wound therapy system at World Union of Wound Healing Societies conference held in Florence, Italy. In November 2016, B. Braun Medical Inc. launched Prontosan Wound Gel X, a new wound gel that contains Betaine (surfactant) and is used to remove dead tissue from wounds and prevents the growth of microorganisms on the wound.

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Medline Industries manufactures and distributes medical equipment for skin and wound care, nursing and patient care, lab supplies and diagnostics, and Operation Room products. It was the largest player in the market, generating revenues of $8 billion for the financial year 2015. Medline’s growth strategy aims at expanding its distribution network by acquiring manufacturers and distributors in different geographic locations. Medline acquired Canada’s Medical Mart which is a healthcare sales, marketing and distribution company as part of the company’s expansion strategy.

The wound care devices market mainly consists of establishments engaged in manufacturing wound care devices and products for the treatment of wounds caused by mechanical, chemical, thermal, and radiogenic trauma; and wounds that occur due to diseases such as diabetes, skin related diseases, immunological diseases, and other chronic diseases.

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