Partial & Full Thickness Wound Care

Partial and full thickness refer to layers of the skin

In chronic wound care, we refer to both partial and full thickness wounds. A partial thickness wound is superficial and involves the epidermis, dermis, or both. A partial thickness wound could look like a crater, blister, or abrasion.

A full thickness wound extends through all layers of skin including subcutaneous tissue and could reach muscle, tendons, or bone, depending on the wound stage. They are sometimes referred to as cavity wounds. Undermining and/or tunneling often occur, as well as serious infection.

Full thickness wounds most often occur in pressure ulcers and burn wounds. Pressure ulcers usually start as a red area in the skin. However, as time progresses, they can deepen and become severe. Full-thickness pressure ulcers in a location likely exposed to repeated pressure can be at greater risk of recurrence.

Extreme heat or fire can also surpass the dermal layers into muscle and fat.

Both partial and full thickness wound care may require debridement, edema management, moisture balance, and protection. In addition, the decision to repair the wound may be made, using primary closure, flaps, or grafts.

Omeza® Collagen Matrix is indicated for the management of both partial and full thickness wounds.

Omeza® treatments address the key components required for effective chronic wound care, including periwound care, inhibiting growth of biofilm and in-wound bioburden, inflammation and topical pain management.Our FDA 510(K) clearance required safety data for Omeza® Collagen Matrix which reported no adverse events, safe with no potential for irritation and sensitization, and safe for use on damaged skin.