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Modern developments in burn wound dressing

Monica Puri Sikka (Department of Textile Technology, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India)
Jameer Aslam Bargir (Department of Textile Technology, NIT Jalandhar, Jalandhar, India)
Samridhi Garg (Department of Textile Technology, Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 28 March 2024




Intense interest has been shown in creating new and effective biocide agents as a result of changes in bacterial isolates, bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics, an increase in patients with burns and wounds and the difficulty of treating infections and antimicrobial resistance. Woven, nonwoven and knitted materials are used to make dressings; however, nonwoven dressings are becoming more popular because of their softness and high absorption capacity. Additionally, textiles have excellent geometrical, physical and mechanical features including three-dimensional structure availability, air, vapor and liquid permeability, strength, extensibility, flexibility and diversity of fiber length, fineness and cross-sectional shapes. It is necessary to treat every burn according to international protocol and along with it has to focus on particular problems of patients and the best possible results.


The objective of this paper is to conduct a thorough examination of research pertaining to the utilization of textiles, as well as alternative materials and innovative techniques, in the context of burn wound dressings. Through a critical analysis of the findings, this study intends to provide valuable insights that can inform and guide future research endeavors in this field.


In the past years, there have been several dressings such as xeroform petrolatum gauze, silver-impregnated dressings, biological dressings, hydrocolloid dressings, polyurethane film dressings, silicon-coated nylon dressings, dressings for biosynthetic skin substitutes, hydrogel dressings, newly developed dressings, scaffold bandages, Sorbalgon wound dressing, negative pressure therapy, enzymatic debridement and high-pressure water irrigation developed for the fast healing of burn wounds.


This research conducts a thorough analysis of the role of textiles in modern burn wound dressings.



Sikka, M.P., Bargir, J.A. and Garg, S. (2024), "Modern developments in burn wound dressing", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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