Vascular September

September marks Vascular Awareness Month, a time to shed light on the importance of our vascular system and raise awareness about various vascular conditions. Understanding arterial and venous wounds is crucial among the many aspects of vascular health. These wounds can have different causes, presentations, and treatments. This blog discusses the differences between common arterial… Continue reading Vascular September

What is a wound?

A wound is any break in the skin or deep tissue. Normally the skin heals quickly on its own. Wounds that do not heal in the normal phases of wound healing are called chronic wounds. They require extra special care to heal. This may include special wound care dressings, protein-enriched foods added to your diet,… Continue reading What is a wound?

What is wound care?

Wound care is the practice of treating skin injuries to promote healing. Wound care typically involves cleansing and dressing wounds and preventing and treating infections. Wound care manages underlying conditions that may delay healing, such as diabetes and poor circulation. Good wound care will require a team approach between various medical providers, specialists, with patient… Continue reading What is wound care?

What is an open wound?

An open wound is a break in the skin. The open wound can vary in depth and range from a minor injury to a severe injury that exposes underlying structures. All open wounds are a break in the protective surface of the skin which can increase the risk of infection and complications in healing if… Continue reading What is an open wound?

What is wound healing?

Wound healing is a cascade of cellular events that happens after the skin is injured. The body is triggered to respond to help repair the wound and fill in the damage with new tissue. Acute wounds will follow a timely and predictable path toward wound closure. Surgical or trauma injuries should progress through the expected… Continue reading What is wound healing?

What are the types of wound healing?

Wound healing is a complex and fascinating process that occurs when the body’s tissues are damaged. Our bodies have a remarkable ability to repair themselves, and wound healing is a crucial part of this regenerative process. In this article, we will explore the different types of wound healing and understand the mechanisms behind each one.… Continue reading What are the types of wound healing?

What is a wound dressing?

A wound dressing is a material or device that is applied to a wound to promote healing and protect it from further damage or infection. Wound dressings can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are often made from materials such as gauze, foam, hydrocolloid, or film. Modern dressings will actively contribute to… Continue reading What is a wound dressing?

What is wound management

Wound management is an essential process that involves the proper care and treatment of wounds to prevent infection, promote healing, and reduce scarring. Proper wound management involves cleaning and dressing the wound, controlling bleeding, preventing infection, and promoting healing. The cause of the skin break will need to be fully addressed for many complicated wounds… Continue reading What is wound management

Collagen and Lower Extremity Ulcers

Lower Extremity Ulcers

Lower extremity ulcers are common and vary in cause. Some patients will have a combination of factors resulting in lower limb ulcers. Many of these patients will suffer from recurrent wounds throughout their lifespan, especially if the cause is not adequately addressed. For all patients with lower limb wounds, seeking appropriate and immediate care is… Continue reading Collagen and Lower Extremity Ulcers

Can Collagen Supplements Help Wound Healing?

Wound Care

As we become older, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic, making it more prone to damage. Aging causes a decrease in fibroblasts, collagen synthesis, and an increase in collagen degradation. Skin will become more dry, making it impair the skin’s barrier function. Collagen loss starts between 18 and 29 years old. After age 40,… Continue reading Can Collagen Supplements Help Wound Healing?