Abdominal Pads (also known as ABD pads) are non-woven thick absorbent dressings used to control not only abdominal wounds but all wounds that drain excessively. ABD wound dressing is made up of a thick layer of cellulose that absorbs and disperses fluid by closing off the afflicted area. To avoid strikethrough, the ABD gauze pads include a hydrophobic back with sealed edges. ABD pads are available in sterile and non-sterile forms and remove excretions from wounds to promote healing in a range of applications. These pads can be combined with antibiotic ointments to speed up healing and prevent infection.
An ABD pad can be used as a primary dressing for scrapes or a superficial wound. The ABD pad is used as a secondary dressing over a primary dressing such as alginate or hydrofiber. To keep the abdominal dressing in place, medical tape might be utilized. A moist wound bed promotes speedier healing, especially for large wounds and scrapes. Using these abdomen pads to assist block out pollutants while absorbing fluid and enabling the healing process to continue unimpeded can help provide the best possible healing environment.
Soft and non-woven contact layer
Numerous exudate level options, ranging from moderate to heavy, are available
Highly absorbent material to absorb excess fluid
Sealed from the edges to avoid linting and leakage
For large surgeries and trauma sites
Made for extensively leaking wounds
Requires fewer dressing changes
Prevents skin maceration
Padding for pressure points and cushioning
The market for abdominal pads is anticipated to be majorly driven by rising cases of burn injuries during the forecast period. As per the WHO, over 1,000,000 people are registered, annually, as moderately or severely burnt. Similarly, according to Joye Law Firm, the following are the statistics about burn injuries in the U.S.:
On average, there are 450,000 burn injuries in the U.S.
Each year, about 3,500 people are fatally injured in a fire or burn accident
Approximately 45,000 people are hospitalized each year for burn injuries. Of those who are hospitalized, 25,000 are admitted to specialized burn centers.
Of those who suffer a burn injury, 70% are male and 30% are female
Of those admitted to a hospital for a burn injury, 44% list the cause as fire/flame, 33% scald, 9% contact, 4% electrical, 3% chemical, and 7% “other”
Hence, such factors indicate significant segment growth over the forecast period. NPWT are majorly used for burn injuries as it allows wound’s rapid healing.
Additionally, it is anticipated that the affordable cost of abdominal pads is expected to have a significant impact on their rising use in the years to come. Furthermore, the implementation of new concepts and technologies is improving the performance of abdominal pads in the treatment of wounds.
Smith & Nephew
DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
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