BETAplastTM in Burns*

Pain management is a major consideration in treating burns and is reported by patients as their biggest barrier to treatment.1,2 Dressing changes are especially painful and can continue to cause distress for up to two hours afterwards.

In burn patients who have received split skin graft, BETAplastTM

  • decreases the time to healing by about 3 days compared to both fine mesh Vaseline gauze dressing3 and a hydrocellular dressing,3
  • more comfortable and easier to handle,3
  • significantly superior to another advanced wound dressing in terms of both wound healing effects and functionality4 and
  • more effective in absorption, handling and wound healing in split thickness skin graft donor site, compared to two other moist wound dressing materials.5
*Donor sites of burns patients
  1. Moffatt CJ. Pain at wound dressing changes. EMWA position document.
  2. Mudge E and Orsted H. Wound infection and pain management made easy. Wounds International. 2010;1(3):1-6.
  3. Park YO, Min KW, Huh JP. Clinical study of application of medifoam (Hydrophilic Polyurethane Foam) dressing to donor site. J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg 2002;29(4):297-301.
  4. Kim DH, Kim JH, Nam-Koong Y, Kim DK, Park YK. Treatment of Donor-Site Wounds Using Foam Dressing Material. J Korean burn Soc 2002; 15(1): 1-7.
  5. Lim SA, Lee DE. Comparison of usual applicating foam dressing materials in split thickness skin graft donor site. Journal of Korean Burn Society. 2003;6(1):48-51.