Wound healing and dressings: the role of RemendTM

Louise O'Dwyer
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wounds are commonly encountered within veterinary practice, and in order to deal with them effectively it is essential to have a good understanding of the wound healing process, which is often complex. A large number of wound dressings are available for the management of open wounds, but very few actually contain products which are naturally occurring in the wound itself. Hyaluronan is one such molecule; it is a disaccharide polymer and is found in variable lengths, depending on its location within the body. It gives structure to the wound during the inflammatory phase of wound healing, and also acts as a space-filler in granulation tissue, in addition to encouraging fibroblast migration and collagen production. Hyaluronan has been incorporated into a wound spray, Remend™, which has been developed to enhance wound healing, and to promote rapid wound closure in a variety of animal species.

Wound healing and dressings: the role of RemendTM
Wound healing and dressings: the role of RemendTM

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