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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
As a healthcare manufacturer of wound care products, we have first-hand knowledge of the detriments of chronic disease on the health of the skin. During May, the Office on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to raise awareness of the potential for disease prevention through physical activity. For people… Continue reading May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Lymphedema is a chronic condition that affects the lymphatic system, resulting in swelling of the affected limbs and often leading to open wounds in the skin if left untreated. Lymphedema may be a congenital issue caused by a parasitic infection or resulting from surgery or radiation treatments. People with lymphedema will require routine, consistent compression… Continue reading Lymphedema Awareness Month Extends Through all of March.
SkinTemp® II Collagen Sheets are intended for the management of burns, sores, open blisters, scrapes, ulcers, and other wounds. The sheets are porous collagen membranes that are designed to be permeable and breathable, with fluid control similar to skin. They are flexible, pliable, elastic, and durable for ease of application. SkinTemp® II is appropriate for… Continue reading Which wounds should SkinTemp® II Collagen Sheets be used with?
Collatek® Gel is intended for dry to lightly exudating wounds. Collatek® is a sterile collagen gel that encourages healing by donating moisture while providing collagen molecules to the wound bed. Collatek® Gel rehydrates dry wounds and eschar. Promotes a moist wound healing environment and promotes autolytic debridement for optimal healing which can be used in… Continue reading Which wounds should Collatek® Collagen Gel be used with?