Pressure injuries are not only an issue for people in a nursing home under long-term care.

Pressure Ulcer

Pressure injuries (PIs) are damage to the skin caused by sustained pressure compounded by friction, shear, moisture and physiological factors. Incidence of pressure injuries may be more common in long-term care facilities due to a higher concentration of higher-risk individuals. However, almost anybody could be at risk for pressure injuries. PI’s are massive complications in… Continue reading Pressure injuries are not only an issue for people in a nursing home under long-term care.

Collagen Dressings used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Complex wounds like arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers require a multidisciplinary team working together to impact optimized healing. These wounds are oftentimes a challenge for both the patient and clinician due to the chronicity where there is an inability to heal the wound, risks of infection, and managing the associated systemic… Continue reading Collagen Dressings used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Medifil® II Collagen Particles, Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets, and Collatek® Gel for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs)

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Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are caused by blood leaking from veins into the skin, causing the skin to break down or produce an ulcer a hole in the skin forms when blood does not flow through the veins as it should. Both men and women are affected by vascular disease. VLUs are more likely among… Continue reading Medifil® II Collagen Particles, Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets, and Collatek® Gel for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs)

Venous Leg Ulcers Treatment, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Venous Leg Ulcers Treatment, Symptoms And Diagnosis

A venous skin ulcer is a sore on your leg that takes a long time to heal, usually due to poor blood circulation. They can last from a few weeks to several years. You might hear them referred to as “venous leg ulcers” by a doctor or nurse. If you don’t get them treated, they… Continue reading Venous Leg Ulcers Treatment, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Collagen Dressings Used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Collagen Dressings Used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Complex wounds like arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers require a multidisciplinary team working together to impact optimized healing. These wounds are oftentimes a challenge for both the patient and clinician due to the chronicity where there is an inability to heal the wound, risks of infection, and managing the associated systemic… Continue reading Collagen Dressings Used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Examining Non-Hydrolyzed vs. Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing

Importance of Collagen in Wound Healing

The Importance of Collagen in Wound Healing Collagen is the novel triple helix protein molecule that forms the vital fragment of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM plays a major role in all phases of wound healing. There are various collagen technologies out in the advanced wound care market space. How do we know which… Continue reading Examining Non-Hydrolyzed vs. Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing