Surgical wounds

BETAplastTM in Surgical wounds

BETAplastTM can be used for surgical wounds, especially if healing by secondary intention. The various BETAplastTM products have the advantage of absorption capacity, maintaining the optimum healing environment, minimising the risk of trauma at the wound surface and minimising pain at the time of dressing change.1

BETAplastTM Silver stimulates wound healing and absorbs exudates at the wound site while maintaining a moist wound environment. It has a controlled release of silver sulfadiazine achieving optimal concentration that is effective in managing contaminated wounds.2
BETAplastTM H is a low adherent transparent polyurethane film dressing and has the specific advantage of allowing postoperative inspection of the wound without disturbance of the dressing.1

Advantages of BETAplast TM in surgical wound management

BETAplastTM has been shown to reduce or eliminate superficial wound infections in comparison with Vaseline gauze (Figure).*3

Infection rate with BETAplastTM vs. Vaseline gauze in burns donor site
  1. NCC-WCH (National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health). Wound dressings for surgical site infection prevention. Appendix C. In: Surgical site infection prevention and treatment of surgical site infection: Clinical Guideline. 2008;pp:103-104.
  2. Data on File. Release Test report for Medifoam® Silver. Genewel Co. GTR-RD-0010-003.
  3. Kim DH, Kim JH, Nm-Koong Y, et al. Treatment of donor-site wounds using foam dressing material. Journal 2002;15(1):1-7.