Hydrophobicity removes wound bioburden, aiding healing

  • Michelle Edridge
Keywords: hydrophobicity, wound bioburden


Wound infection is one of the main areas of concern in the management of the wound environment. Infection complicates treatment and impedes the healing process by damaging tissue, reducing wound tensile strength and inducing an undesirable inflammatory response.1-3 More recently, wound dressings (Cutimed Sorbact - BSN medical) have been introduced into clinical practice that reduces bacteria by adsorbing bacteria on the dressing surface through a hydrophobic effect.4
Wound care/Stoma care