silver dressing

Silver Dressing


Silver has broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties against a wide spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The use of Silver dressings is recommended for acute or chronic wounds with, or at risk of, a high level of bioburden or local infection.

Topical antimicrobial dressings are used to prevent or manage infection in a wide range of wounds.

Silver has broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties against a wide spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It promotes the healing process by facilitating the following:

  • Decrease of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity
  • Blocking of the respiratory cycle of bacterial cell wall membrane;
  • Decrease of excessive neutrophil response
  • Regulation of inflammatory response without shutting off essential pro-healing functions
  • Increase of surface levels of calcium.

Silver dressings are recommended for acute or chronic wounds with, or at risk of, a high level of bioburden or local infection.

Antimicrobial dressings were recommended initially for a limited period.

The experience of many clinicians, and more recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses, have confirmed positive effects of silver dressings when used appropriately.

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