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"Time heals all wounds", or so the saying goes. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. For proper wound treatment can be a very complex, time-consuming and costly task. Typing the wound is the starting point for establishing a clear and personalised treatment regimen.

Many types of wounds can be typified according to their origin, depth and extent, but also according to the duration until complete closure, which often fundamentally differ from one another in terms of therapy and healing process. A common and useful classification is the initial division into acute and chronic wounds.

Acute wounds

The quality of primary care of acute wounds is of crucial importance for the functional and aesthetic outcome. The aim is to support the wound healing process in its physiological course as best as possible.

Traumatic (or mechanical) wound

Traumatic wounds are caused by various, mostly external, sharp or blunt forces and trauma (pressure, tension or shear forces) on the tissue. They include accidental or occasional wounds as well as planned surgical wounds.

Thermal, chemical and radiation-induced wounds

  • Thermal wounds are produced by exposure of tissue to heat or cold (burns/scalds/frostbite/injuries caused by electricity).
  • Chemical wounds occur when the skin or mucous membranes are burned by acids or alkalis.
  • Radiation-induced wounds can be caused by radioactive isotopes or ionizing radiation, such as those used in x-rays or radiation therapy. Sunburns caused by UV radiation also fall into this category.

Chronic wounds 

Chronic wounds can develop from an acute wound at any time, e.g., due to an undetected persistent infection or inadequate primary care. In most cases, however, chronic wounds represent the last stage of progressive tissue destruction, triggered by existing underlying diseases (venous, arterial or metabolic vascular diseases), pressure injury (such as decubitus ulcers) or tumours.

Promote wound healing: the best tips

A major goal of modern wound treatment is to optimally support the body's self-healing powers. This requires a deep understanding of the physiology of wound healing in order to be able to develop individual therapy strategies based on the latest scientific knowledge.

Prevention instead of infection!

Postoperative wound infections are a common complication in surgical interventions. Not only are they associated with increased mortality and prolonged hospitalisation, but also with enormous costs to the health care system. Learn more about preventive measures for post-operative infections.

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Active substances: octenidine dihydrochloride, phenoxyethanol (Ph.Eur.). Composition: 100 g solution contain: 0.1 g octenidine dihydrochloride, 2.0 g phenoxyethanol (Ph.Eur.). Other ingredients: cocamidopropylbetaine, sodium D gluconate, glycerol 85%, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, purified water. Indications: For repeated, short-term antiseptic treatment of mucous membranes and adjacent tissues prior to diagnostic and surgical procedures - in the ano-genital region including the vagina, vulva and glans penis as well as prior to bladder catheterization - in the oral cavity. For short-term supporting therapy of interdigital mycotic infections and adjuvant antiseptic wound treatment. Contraindications: octenisept® may not be used in cases of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation. octenisept® should not be used for rinsing the abdominal cavity (e.g. intra-operatively) or the bladder, nor the tympanic membrane. Undesirable effects: rare: burning, redness, itching and warmth at the application site, very rare: allergic contact reaction, e.g. temporary redness at the application site; frequency unknown: after lavage of deep wounds with a syringe, persistent edema, erythema and also tissue necrosis have been reported, in some cases requiring surgical revision. Rinsing of the oral cavity may cause a transitory bitter sensation. Revision 11/18

To prevent possible tissue injury, the product must not be injected into the deep tissue using a syringe. The product is intended for superficial use only (application by swab or spray pump).

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