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 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
Medifil® II Collagen Particles are intended for the management of burns, sores, blisters, scrapes, ulcers, and other wounds. Particles provide the maximum amount of collagen surface area to the wound bed surface. The flexibility of the particles to get into deep and irregular shapes makes Medifil® II ideal for the most complex cases.Medifil® II Collagen… Continue reading Which wounds should Medifil® II Collagen Particles be used with?
Pressure Wound injuries (PIs) are damage to the skin caused by sustained pressure compounded by friction, shear, moisture and physiological factors. Incidence of pressure Wound 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… Continue reading Pressure injuries are not only an issue for people in a nursing home under long-term care.
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)
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)
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
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)
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