Moist wound healing principles are being applied to almost every wound these days - from surgical sites, to cuts and scrapes. The cells that are involved in healing can't travel over dry areas. So, for the cells to function properly, they must be in a moist environment. If you look at a "scab" it is a dry covering. Underneath that "scab" a flurry of activity is going on in a moist environment. With the new dressings we have available, we try to create a moist environment to promote more rapid healing. This works with wounds that are draining heavily (we use dressings that absorb excess moisture) and dry wounds (we use dressings that will add moisture, or maintain a moist environment. So, to answer your question - moist wound healing is definitely the way to try and heal a wound.