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The effectiveness of Wondaleaf flat dressing and adhesive pouch dressing as a secondary dressing

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The effectiveness of Wondaleaf flat dressing and adhesive pouch dressing as a secondary dressing

Harikrishna KR Nair, Khairina Binti Kamaruddin, Syarifah Nur Zati Ilwani Binti Syed Mansor
3 August 2022

Aim: To investigate the effectiveness of Wondaleaf dressing on healing speed and reduction of wound size. Methods: The clinical benefits of using Wondaleaf flat dressing and Wondaleaf Adhesive Pouch Dressing (WLAP) in the management of patients with a variety of wounds. Patients with venous leg ulcers, carbuncles, chronic ulcer following a trauma injury, abscess, pressure ulcers and surgical site infections were evaluated in this study. The study was a prospective, randomised, single centre study at Wound Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where wounds were managed with Wondaleaf flat dressings and WLAP dressings during the period between November 2020 to November 2021. Result: We recruited 28 patients to the study. This study showed that WLAP was effective as secondary dressing. In all but one case the wounds had reduction in surface area. There were 5 cases where the wounds were completely closed and healed between 5 and 11 weeks. Another 8 cases the wounds achieved more than 80% area reduction in between 3 and 11 weeks. Conclusion: Based on the outcomes for these 28 patients it seems that the WLAP was successful in providing a barrier to bacterial contamination and infection. Other than that, this study showed that the pouch pattern of Wondaleaf dressing is effective at joint areas, limbs and any parts of the body to be use as a secondary dressing. Further studies are required to confirm these findings.

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