Physiology of wound healing
Cuts: upon acute violent impact (e.g. while cutting vegetables), often bleeding and with slightly dehiscent wound edges.
Lacerations: upon over-expansion and straining of tissue elasticity, leave irregular, jagged wound edges, often decelerated wound healing and a tendency to scar formation. Larger lacerations require surgical clean cutting of the wound edges and closure via sutures.
Expertise in bandage technology
Innovation and research have always been the core of the Elastoplast business. At the research center we combine proven traditional techniques with the latest scientific findings. Every new product development profits from the scientific and cosmetic know-how we have accumulated in more than 125 years. Our expertise in wound and skin care is something our customers can rely on and profit from every day.
Ongoing research and deployment of the latest scientific findings and technologies ensure that our products meet the highest standards and match demanding consumers’ needs. Continuously keeping pace with the demands of an ever-changing world, we strive for innovation and excellence in everything we do.
We are the Wound Care Expert you and your entire family can rely on! We support you by offering sophisticated modern solutions to cope with the challenges and small inconveniences of modern everyday life.
The role of a bandage in wound healing
Even minor everyday wounds can be infected. Several factors influence wound healing and infection rates. Among them are type and amount of bacteria as well as type and location of the wound. Other important factors are increasing age, underlying diseases, e.g. reduced vascular supply and diabetes mellitus, or drug treatments, e.g. steroids.