Innovative Technologies Transforming Wound Care
Innovations in the wound care space drives not only clinical improvements in terms of healing, but also improve the lives of patients through enhancements in convenience, portability and mobility of treatments. Read first-person perspectives on wound care innovation from thought leaders in the wound care space.
John Harper, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Acelity
Twenty-five years ago, wound care depended on two core areas: dressings
that protected the wound and antimicrobial creams/ointments to control infection and bacteria
in the wound. That was essentially it. Dressings had to often be changed daily - if not more frequently - by a healthcare practitioner. This could be painful for the patient and time-consumer for practitioners. Innovations today have been driven by our improved understanding of the underlying etiology of wounds. Looking ahead, patients will be well-served by progress in the portability, mobility
and enhanced convenience
of advanced wound care treatment modalities.