Patent Number: 6,307,118

Title: Digit wound dressing

Abstract: A digit wound dressing for use as a primary wound dressing or as a secondary wound dressing for digits on humans, animals and like applications. As a secondary digit wound dressing, the dressing can be used to hold a variety of different types of primary wound dressing such as sterile cotton gauze pads on top of a digit wound. The wound dressing includes an elongated bidirectional (stretches laterally along it's length) wrap which is adaptable for conforming to various sizes and shapes of digits. The wrap is made of a loose weave material and includes a releasable hook fastener at one end of the wrap. The hook fastener is used for releasable engagement with the loose weave material of the wrap when the wrap is secured around the digit. An outwardly extending ear is integrally formed on one side of the wrap. The ear is used to fold over and cover a tip of the digit. The ear also includes a releasable hook fastener so that when the ear is folded over and covers the tip of the digit, the ear is secured in place to a portion of the wrap. The folded ear is used to protect the tip of the digit and may also be used to hold a primary wound dressing in place.

Inventors: Reich; Marshall P. (Aurora, CO)


International Classification: A61F 13/10 (20060101); A61F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018