Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Treatment for Non-Healing Wounds

Treatment for Non-Healing Wounds
What’ s needed to heal difficult wounds is relatively simple: adequate nutritional status, good circulation, pressure relief and the removal of any dead tissue. Keeping wounds clean and free of infections is the most important step in healing. To promote the regrowth of new skin, a healthy base of tissue with a good blood supply is needed.
The body’s natural response to a wound is to cover it quickly. That means that a rubbery covering of material is often present, which prevents the growth of healthy skin. Removal of this material, called debridement is necessary for healing to occur.
A wound care team, in cooperation with doctors has a wide variety of tools to keep non-healing wounds clean and promote healing. Enzymatic ointments, topical growth factors, specialized biologic dressings and hyper baric treatments are just a few of the techniques now available for healing stubborn wounds.
Prevention is the best medicine
Prevention is the best strategy, but often patients do not have sensation and aren’t aware of the continuous pressure being exerted on their skin. For people at high risk for pressure sores, cushioning devices, air beds and barrier ointments can be very effective in preventing wounds.

Specialty Wound Care Products
Just click on a category below to view a variety of specialty wound care products and supplies.
Drainage Collectors
Odor Absorbent Dressings
Alginate Dressings
Foam Dressing
Sodium Chloride Dressings
Collagen Silicone
Hydrocolloid Alginate Dressings
Specialty Wound Miscellaneous
Composite Dressings
Hydrocolloid Dressings
Transparent Dressings
Compression Bandages
Wound Cleansers

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