Post-operative wound care and dressings

Laiqua Khalid, Olivera Stojadinovic, Marjana Tomic-Canic

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The number of surgical procedures executed in United States during the course of 1 year is on the rise due to the increasing aging population. Consequently, a morbidity associated with infection of the surgical site is estimated to lead to medical costs between $1-10 billion annually. Therefore a good post- surgical management of wounds plays a significant role in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with improper wound management. The role of wound dressings is to protect wound site from the further trauma while providing humidity and absorbing excess exudate, thus providing optimal environment for a successful healing. This chapter will discuss various dressings currently available on the market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Lasers in Dermatology
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781447153221
ISBN (Print)9781447153214
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Dressing
  • Exudate
  • Healing
  • Infection
  • Wound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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