Secondary intention wound healing using hypochlorous acid dressings: case report

Keywords: biofilm, healing through secondary intention, hypochlorous acid, Trifectiv® Plus Wound & Burn Care, infection, inflammation, delayed healing


Wound healing by secondary intention is often difficult and costly to treat, with most patients being managed by private nurse practitioners (PNPs) or primary care wound clinics. Daily or less frequent dressings are the most common treatment method used where primary closure was not possible or following wound dehiscence after surgery. In such instances, wounds remain open for an extended time, thus making them prone to infection, biofilm formation and inflammation, which delays healing. Herein, we present case studies exploring the use of a pharmaceutical-grade hypochlorous acid (HOCl) solution to facilitate wound healing through secondary intention with limited scar formation.

Author Biographies

H Roos, Trifectiv (Pty) Ltd

Trifectiv (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

B Kana, Professor, University of the Witwatersrand

School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa

Case Report