Wound care management involves the use of products and devices, which help to heal and repair skin. Based on the type, wounds are of two types chronic and acute. Traditional wound care products typically include medical tapes, non-adherent impregnated dressings, gauzes and cleansing agents. Advanced wound care products include, advanced dressings, wound care therapy devices and wound care biologics. However, sutures & stapling devices and hemostats and surgical sealants are used for wound care management.

Epidemiological studies report that acute and chronic injuries are increasing the healthcare expenditure burden. Therefore, there is a widespread demand for traditional and advanced wound care products, therapy devices, hemostats and surgical sealants, sutures and stapling devices for effective wound management.

Advanced Wound Dressings

Utilization of advanced dressings in recent years has increased and is likely to increase in the coming years due to the growing incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetics, etc. Several vendors offer a variety of advanced wound care dressing as they have been effective in treating chronic injuries.

Key Benefits

Hydrocolloid Dressings: This type of dressing is designed for granular or necrotic injuries. This creates an air-tight bond with the injured part of skin that doesn’t impact the surrounding of skin.

Hydrogel Dressings: They heal painful dry injuries as well as low-level burns, severe scrapes etc. Hydrogel dressings have multiple benefits as they help to hydrate and restrict the spread of infection.

Collagen Dressings: These dressings help to reduce infections as they offer low time bacteria to move into the blood stream.

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Advanced Wound Therapy Devices

Wound therapy devices are growing at a steady pace on account of the increasing prevalence of acute injuries, the aging population, the increasing number of accidents, burns, and trauma cases.

Key Benefits

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT): It enables sub-atmospheric pressure to the injured surface that accelerates healing and significantly reduces closure time.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): It increases the circulation and oxygenation that allows to build and repair damaged blood vessels, enabling the healing the process to be fast.  

Wound Debridement Devices: This type of advanced devices uses monofilament fiber pads, which are designed to bind with slough, hyperkeratotic debris, and dried exudate for the removal of the wound bed. They are cost-effective and heal injuries faster.

Wound Care Biologics

Wound care biologics consist of skin substitutes and bioactive dressings. The growing incidence of acute and chronic injuries, the increasing number of surgical procedures, and the rise in fatal accidents are contributing to the steady growth of the wound care biologics application.

Key Benefits

Skin Substitutes/Grafts: They are closure materials that replace the functions of the skin temporarily or permanently. Such materials are prominently used for healing skin burns.

Bioactive dressings: They contain bioactive substances that help recovery from injuries. Bioactive materials consist of keratin and chitosan dressings.  

Traditional Wound Care

The increasing incidence of diabetes and food ulcers in the global population is driving steady growth of low-cost traditional wound care. The market is likely to witness growth since products such as gauze and adhesive bandages have sustainable demand for small cuts and bruises.

Key Benefits

The market is likely to witness slow growth due to the wide availability and preference for advanced wound care products. Although product versatility and sustainable demand are the factors propelling the growth of this segment, these type dressings offer the following benefits:

  • Ease of use
  • Availability with and without adhesives
  • Easy accessibility of products in majority of clinics and surgical centers
  • Cost effectiveness
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Prominent Vendors

  • 3M
  • Acelity
  • Cardinal Health
  • Coloplast
  • ConvaTec
  • Medtronic
  • Mölnlycke
  • Health Care
  • PAUL HARTMANN
  • Smith & Nephew

Other Prominent Vendors – Acell, Adhesys Medical, Advanced Medical Solutions Group, Advancis Medical, AediCell, AlloSource, AMERX Health Care, AOTI, AxioBiosolutions, Baxter, B. Braun Melsungen, BD, BSN medical, BTI Biotechnology Institute, Carilex Medical, Cohera Medical, CONMED, Cork Medical, Covalon Technologies, CryoLife, DeRoyal Industries, Ethicon, Grena, Hollister, Integra LifeSciences, Intuitive Surgical, LOHMANN & RAUSCHER (L&R), Medline Industries, MiMedx, MPM Medical, MTF Biologics, Ocular Therapeutix, Organogenesis, Osiris Therapeutics, Péters Surgical, Purple Surgical, Reach surgical, Sealantis, Sechrist, Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Sutures India, Synovis MCA, Talley Group, TRIAGE MEDITECH, Tricol Biomedical, URGO Group, Vivostat, and Waston Medical Appliance

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