Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : opsite


Conventional dressing material versus newer dressing material : A prospective study in Dept. Of General Surgery, Narayana Medical College, Nellore

DR. CHAITANYA KUMAR REDDY.P,DR. VENKATA SANDEEP MENTA.,DR. B. GOPIKRISHNA,DR. RANGASWAMY,DR. MOHAMMED RIYAZ ALI QUADRI,DR. GRANDHI LAKSHMI MOUNICA .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2023, Volume 10, Issue 5, Pages 9-14

BACKGROUND:. The dressing of wounds is an old art and has undergone a wide variety of changes from
ancient herbal dressing to modern dressing materials. An ideal wound care product in addition to control
the infection should also protect the normal tissues and must not interfere with the normal wound
healing. Various treatment modalities have been discovered over the years in forms of different types of
wound dressings like creams, ointments, solutions while other classes of wound dressings are occlusive
dressing, non-occlusive dressing, absorptive dressing, skin substitutes and negative suction vacuum
dressing.METHODS: prospective, observational study carried out in Dept. of General Surgery, Narayana
Medical College, Nellore 1st September 2020 to 30th August 2022 in 50 patients divided in two groups.
conventional dressing materials (Regime A) and newer dressing materials (Regime B) on random basis.
Povidone iodine, H2O2, EUSOL and liquid paraffin are the conventional materials which are compared with
the newer materials such as oxum, oxoferine, collagen and opsite. RESULTS & CONCLUSION : maximum
age group between 51 to 60 (23%) years. A total of 17 females were enrolled during this study, out of
which 9 patients were considered in Regime A and 8 patients in Regime B. 33 males were enrolled in this
study, out of which 17 were included in Regime A and 16 in Regime B. The time required for the appearance
of granulation tissue by newer dressing materials took 3 days when compared to the conventional dressing
materials and finally the time required for the healing ulcer took 4 days early with newer dressing
materials compared to conventional dressing materials