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Wound Care > Tips for treatment and care > Like the wound dressing itself, securing the dressing properly contributes to the healing process

Fixation of dressings

Carefully selected fixation materials help stabilize the dressing while providing an aesthetic appearance.

There is no question that self-adhesive dressings are practical. But sensitive skin conditions require traditional and not self-adhesive dressings. Knowledge, experience and material expertise are important to prevent pressure sores, constriction, pooling of exudate and inflammation. Because:

Securing the dressing effectively is essential for the healing process

It ensures that the dressing is in contact with the wound and that the wound is not irritated. At the same time, the fixation bandage acts as a visual barrier and cushion and provides protection against dirt and germs.. To meet these requirements, special fixation materials with elastic, self-adhesive or cohesive properties are available to facilitate treatment – with a good aesthetic appearance.

Effective fixation for every type of wound

Tubular bandages are best suited for securing dressings on specific areas of the body such as the head or shoulders. The material expands by stretching and becomes tighter with extension of the body part - so the dressing fits smoothly without wrinkles and without inhibiting movement. Fixation bandages or nonwovens are also suitable for mobile body parts: fixation bandages provide slight compression and can be applied without reverse turns. With their cross-directional elasticity nonwovens ensure simple and secure fixation also on body parts that are difficult to dress, covering the entire affected area. Smaller wounds are treated with a sterile wound dressing and adhesive plaster.

To sum up: select the fixation as carefully as the wound dressing - and facilitate effective treatment of your patients.