Wound hydration versus maceration: understanding the differences

Mark G. Rippon, Karen Ousey, Alan A. Rogers, Leanne Atkin

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This article provides an explanation and visual demonstration of the differences between the pathology and presentation of hydration versus maceration in wounds. This is described in order that the clinician can distinguish between the two and optimise wound treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-68
Number of pages7
JournalWounds UK
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2016


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