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
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 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?
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
Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and Child’s Play will have victims falling left and right on sharpened welded blades with intentions to slice, maim and kill. The franchise films boost up to 300+ stabbings, sliced throats and deep killer gouges. Maybe some of these victims could have been spared if they had Human BioSciences… Continue reading Wound = Trick … Collagen = Treat?
All of Human Biosciences’ products contain native non-hydrolyzed Type1 bovine collagen in itspurest form. The native triple helix protein structure is preserved, delivering the highestbioavailability to the wound bed allowing for better and faster healing rates. Currently, HBS offers3 modes of delivery for Kollagen™ technology: Collatek® Gel, SkinTemp® II Sheets, andMedifil® II Collagen Particles. Which… Continue reading Which Collagen Product to Choose?
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
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?
The cause of a chronic wound or wound that has not healed in over 30 days, must be determined in order to control the underlying issues. A chronic wound is also explained as a skin wound that does not heal, heals slowly, or heals but recurs. Trauma, burns, skin malignancies, infection, or underlying medical disorders… Continue reading Factors that Slow Down 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