Dressings / Plaster

Dressings / Plaster

A wound is a break or injury in the skin and is often treated with dressings or plaster as this helps stop the bleeding in the wound. While dressing, or plastering the affected area, you may need to apply some amount of pressure to the injured area. Therefore, it is advisable to visit a doctor and treat your injury with utmost care. At Apollo Clinic, we understand the importance of medical treatment for injuries and wounds, and therefore, provide you with dressing or plasters for your wounds in our treatment rooms.

What is the Difference Between a Dressing and a Plaster?

A dressing is a sterile pad that is applied to a wound as it helps promote healing and prevents it from further harm. A dressing is designed in a way, such that it is in direct contact with the wound as compared to a bandage that is usually used to hold a dressing in place. On the other hand, an orthopaedic cast, also known as a body cast, surgical cast or a plaster cast is a shell that is made from plaster or fibreglass. Plaster is often used to stabilise and hold the structures, mostly of a broken bone, until it is healed.

What are the Primary Purposes of a Dressing?

Dressing can be used for many purposes, depending on the type, position of the wound and the severity of the case. The purpose of dressing a wound is to promote recovery and prevent it from further harm. A few purposes of dressing a wound are:

  • Stem Bleeding: This helps to seal a wound and quickens the clotting process.

 

  • Absorption of Exudate: This helps to soak up the blood, plasma and other fluids that are exuded from the wound, avoiding the spread of it and preventing maceration.

 

  • Protection from Infection: This protects the wound against germs and other damage.

 

  • Eases the Pain: Dressing helps alleviate the pain by compressing the wound and preventing it from further harm.

What are the Primary Purposes of a Plaster?

An orthopaedic cast or plaster cast are often used in the treatment of fractures, particularly bones. The primary objective of a plaster cast is to immobilise the part of the body, to allow the two parts of the affected bones to heal in the right position. A plaster cast is mostly used for sports injuries or injuries that are severe and affect the bone.

At Apollo Clinic, we understand the importance of treating injuries and wounds. Therefore, we provide you with world-class services and facilities to treat your injury, particularly with dressings and plaster. With the best treatment rooms, we assure you a hygienic treatment and healthy recovery.

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