The wound care management market comprises of dressings, equipment and other aids to prevent and treat wounds and quicken or promote wound healing. Wound Contact Layers (WCLs) are a type of non-adherent dressings used to protect wounds with fragile tissue and periwound skin. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a comprehensive report on the wound contact layers market in Chile. Buy the latest report here.

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A WCL can be made up of either woven or non-woven material. They can be directly applied to the wound. WCLs are perforated/permeable and allow exudates to pass through secondary dressings. Benefits of contact layers are that they are specifically designed to stay on the wound bed for several days without disrupting the growth of new tissue and to protect the wound bed during dressing changes. This effectively reduces trauma and pain during the dressing changes and promotes healing process. Antimicrobial wound contact layers and non-antimicrobial wound contact layers are tracked under this segment. Antimicrobial WCLs are types of WCLs which have an antiseptic agent incorporated to reduce the risk of bacterial growth and other microbes on the wound and surrounding skin. Non-Antimicrobial Wound Contact Layers (WCLs) are contact layers with no antiseptic agent coated on them.

The wound contact layers market in Chile can expand or contract due to a variety of reasons including population demographics, disease incidence and prevalence, macroeconomic issues, and geopolitical considerations. Disruption to a market could be caused by a sudden, unexpected change in these factors, but it could also be driven by changes in clinical practice, leading to a change in diagnosis or treatment of patients, as part of a process to generally improve medical practice.

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