- Smith & Nephew said a trial has shown that the addition of its multi-layer polyurethane dressing significantly reduces the onset of pressure ulcers in elderly patients admitted to hospital for hip fracture.

The trial found that 15.4% of patients receiving standard care developed a pressure ulcer as opposed to only 4.5% of the group who received the same care with the addition of its Allevyn Life product.

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