partial-thickness burns, superficial burns, povidone-iodine, wound debridement



  1. Lau, Yu Sin BMBS, DM, MRCS
  2. Brooks, Peter MBBS, PhD, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Plast)


ABSTRACT: The success of Biobrane (Smith & Nephew, St. Petersburg, Florida) dressing in superficial burns depends on wound selection and preparation. After wound debridement, povidone-iodine is applied, and changes in wound color are recorded. Next, Biobrane is applied, and adherence is checked after 48 hours. The authors' study showed that remaining brown areas of the wound are predictive of Biobrane nonadherence, which is indicative of deeper burns.