Battlefield wounds present a unique challenge due to extended evacuation times and unique infection that often complicate the healing process. Currently traditional bandages are used on the battlefield to dress wounds. They provide a physical barrier and help to control hemorrhage but do not actively aid in the healing process. Navy researchers are working to create bandages with bioactive components such as growth factors, antibiotics and other agents that may enhance healing rates and reduce scar formation.
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