Podiatry & Wound Care Resources

Podiatrists have always trusted Hy-Tape for protecting wound dressings from outside moisture and the seal it provides on negative pressure dressings.

Wounds and chronic skin ulcerations have an affect on millions of people costing the podiatrists and the medical industry millions of dollars. Along with the financial costs, inferior wound coverings and waterproof tape will lengthen the healing process impacting the mobility and productivity of a patient’s life.

Hy-Tape is a Latex-free, zinc oxide adhesive tape available in rolls, patches, and strips.  Podiatrists use our tape because it is smooth, thin, and conforming which allows for taping in difficult areas. It also allows for socks, shoes, or boots to be worn without the tape curling. This applies for hydrocolloid dressings as well. Our gentle, waterproof medical adhesive serves to secure secondary dressings to save medical professionals on hydrocolloids and other expensive wound dressings.

  • Tips to Extend Wear Time with Hydrocolloid Dressings
    Secondary dressings can be an important part of the wound healing process. To be most effective, secondary dressings need to be securely held to the primary dressing.
  • Stop Wasting Hydrocolloid Dressings
    Hydrocolloid dressings are a good choice for non-infected wounds that produce a modest amount of exudate, and are particularly useful for sloughy and/or necrotic wounds. These bioactive dressings maintain a moist, insulated environment that encourages autolytic debridement.
  • Secondary Wound Dressing Application: Tips to Extend Wear Time
    Medical adhesives play a major role in dressing security and wear time. In addition to remaining securely in place, dressings need to be easily removable to reduce periwound trauma or medical adhesive–related skin injury (MARSI).

Hy-Tape is also washable and resistant to secretions which eliminates the need for frequent dressing changes and decreases the chances for infection.

  • Dressing Strategies for Infected Wounds
    Infected wounds require frequent dressing changes, each with its own wound assessment. The type of dressing can and often should change depending on the status of the wound. The choice of medical tape is actually an important part of infected wound management.

Below are a selection of articles that pertain to wound care as well as chronic care

  • Post Bunion Surgery Wound Care
    It is essential to keep the surgical wound dry and clean after bunion surgery. The dressing will need to be changed frequently, and even more often if it becomes damp with fluid or blood or becomes soiled. Learn more.
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Topical Management Strategies
    An effective dressing strategy is one of the best ways of managing a Diabetic Foot Ulcer and preventing infection. Hy-Tape’s strong, waterproof properties can help to reduce costs when managing a DFU and can also improve healing rates. Health care professionals will appreciate Hy-Tape’s seven-day wear time and ability to stay in place even under difficult conditions.

Below are articles that have been published with our partners at Woundsource

If you wish to discuss trying a sample or using Hy-Tape in your practice, please contact our National Sales Manager Sean Higgins 1-800-248-0101.