Gauze is versatile, flexible, easy to apply and particularly suitable for wounds that have complex contours and undermining. On removal it is safe and comfortable for the patient, with reduced risk of ingrowth into the new tissue. Its anti-microbial properties assist in reducing the risk of infection in the wound.
The flat drain is used with moistened gauze and is suitable for shallow or deep wounds with minimal to heavy drainage. It is used for the majority of wound types including dehisced surgical wounds and pressure ulcers.