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.
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