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More than 34 million people worldwide have chronic wounds, which can cause severe physical and emotional suffering. Prof. Dr. Karsten Hemmrich explains what it takes to create state-of-the-art wound care that enables patients with chronic wounds to live life to the fullest while managing their condition.

Chronic wounds are wounds that don’t heal, even after 6-8 weeks. The condition is complicated and challenging, and far more common than most people think. These types of wounds are associated with pain, distress, odor and the psychological burden created when others begin to take notice.
 
Through cutting-edge innovation, Essity brand BSN Medical provides wound care solutions that empower patients with chronic wounds to continue living life to the fullest. 
 
There are multiple challenges when treating chronic wounds. The fluid balance of the wound environment needs to be restored, as it generally has too much or too little fluid in it. Chronic wounds are also challenging when it comes to managing infection, since bacteria can cultivate in the wound for long periods of time and cause healing resistance.
 
“The goal in wound healing is to create the right environment in the wound. We work to combine multiple technologies in the same dressings, addressing the many problems of chronic wounds at once,” says Prof. Hemmrich, VP Global Marketing & Innovation, BSN Medical.
Simple, easy-to-use solutions that are cost-effective will really make a difference for the millions of patients in the world suffering from chronic wounds. Improving their lives is what matters most to us.
BSN Medical has developed several unique technologies to improve chronic wound management, including a bio material that resembles the skin in its microstructure, helping the cells rebuild the wound defect quicker. BSN Medical has also produced a dressing that binds and inactivates bacteria allowing them to be safely removed, rather than destroying them in the wound, which can lead to inflammation. 
 
When creating wound care dressings fit for purpose, it is crucial to focus on the needs of all stakeholders: the health care personnel, doctor or nurse as well as the patient themselves. That’s why BSN Medical designs easy-to-use dressings that can be left on the skin as long as possible – giving the patients more time to enjoy life and less time having to think about their wounds.
 
“Looking into the future, we see lots of interesting innovations in wound care like 3D printing and tissue engineering, but the future of wound care will also be about simplicity. Simple, easy-to-use solutions that are cost-effective will really make a difference for the millions of patients in the world suffering from chronic wounds. Improving their lives is what matters most to us,” says Prof. Hemmrich.

Let’s talk hygiene and health #essentials
 
Sources:
  • MedMarket Diligence, LLC, BSN analysis