NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wound care devices and products are used to prevent infection and promote healing of the wound. The industry mainly consists of establishments engaged in manufacturing wound care devices and products for the treatment of wounds caused by mechanical, chemical, thermal, and radiogenic trauma; and wounds that occur due to diseases such as diabetes, skin related diseases, immunological diseases, and other chronic diseases.
Europe was the largest region in the wound care devices market in 2016, accounting for around 34% of the market share. The Americas was the second-largest region accounting for slightly over 34% of the market share. Asia was the third-largest region accounting for over 20% of the market share.
The growing demand for combination dressings for the treatment of chronic wounds is one of the major trends in the global wound care market. The most frequently used combination dressing is an antimicrobial agent and a biological material together act as a combination dressing. The combination of dressings blend the chemical and physical properties of two or more types of wound dressing products to provide optimum functionality and are comfortable, waterproof, prevents bacterial and viral infections, and skin friendly during body movement compared to basic wound care products. For instance, ConvaTec offers AQUACEL combination dressings that is made up of Hydrofiber Technology that incorporates a stitch bonding and increases tensile strength of the dressing and is used as a combination dressing with an absorbent for the treatment of chronic wounds. Some of the examples of combination dressings are silver alginate dressings, silver collagen dressings, collagen hydrochloride dressings, and foam dressings. These dressings are used in the treatment of chronic ulcers, traumatic wounds, and surgical wounds
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