Dressing Materials in Surgery – Unheard and Unread !

Classification of Dressing Materials :

(On the basis of construction and function)

1. Absorptive :

 a. Gauzes

     – Plain / Impregnated

2. Occlusive (Moisture maintaining dressings)

 a. Film dressings

 b. Hydrocolloids

 c. Hydrogels

3. Others

 a. Amnion

 b. Homograft/Xenograft

 c. Silicon substitute

 d. Oxidised regenerated cellulose and collagen

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Dr. Tushar Mehta

MBBS , DNB (Ortho), MNAMS, PGDCR, http://www.facebook.com/orthopaedicsplus.in