In our daily life, we may get some wounds which could be very dangerous in our daily life. So their treatment is as important as food. In this article, we are going to enlist few injuries and their treatment.
1. Venous ulcers
Venous ulcers, also known as varicose or phlebostal ulcers, occupy 50% to 70% of leg ulcers in patients over 60 years of age. These ulcers are secondary to venous insufficiency and have a negative impact on the patients suffering from it. Treatment provided by a specialist in advanced wound management will allow venous ulcers to heal and heal quickly.
2. Diabetic foot
Diabetic foot is one of the most devastating complications of diabetes. It is estimated that at least 1 in 6 patients with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer during their lifetime. It is presented in different ways and in different stages of the disease, which is a challenge for the wounds specialist in the management of wounds since it is very important to treat each patient according to their needs and in an integral way.
Every 20 seconds a diabetes amputation is performed worldwide. Go with your diabetic foot specialist to prevent any type of injury.
3. Pressure ulcers
Pressure ulcers, also known as decubitus ulcers, bedsores or sores, are produced by the combination of prolonged pressure, lack of blood circulation, friction, and moisture. In addition to these factors, the general condition of the patient is also affected, such as aggregate diseases, hygiene, nutrition, immunological compromise, neurological disorders, etc. They are seen in patients immobilized in bed or chairs.
As for the patients who already present them, we treat them in a multidisciplinary way to achieve the rapid closure of the wound and an improvement in their quality of life.
4. Arterial ulcers
Arterial ulcers are secondary to arterial insufficiency, that is, partial or total obstruction of the arteries, leading to tissue death and ulceration. This is mostly observed in legs and feet.
This type of wounds requires a multidisciplinary treatment by wounds specialist, in which the vascular surgeon, through closed or open surgery, vascularizes the affected limb and the wound management specialist achieves, through advanced techniques, the total closure of the wound, as well the patient improves his quality of life and reincorporates to his daily life in a faster way.
5. Burn wounds
Burns are the most common type of accident in any society; most burns are small and therefore do not endanger the patient’s life, but extensive wounds, even partial ones, can cause sequelae if they are not well treated.
Proper management of burn ulcers is important to avoid complications and scarring.
6. Complications of surgical wound
After surgery, there are several factors that can favor an infection, such as the age of the patient, the state of the immune system, the use of certain types of drugs, the presence of malignancy, obesity, comorbidities such as diabetes and malnutrition.
Osteomyelitis is the infection of the bone caused mainly by bacteria, which can infect the bones in different ways. The most frequent form is through the bloodstream from other infected areas of the body, it can also be direct when the bacteria enters the tissues of the body through a wound and travels to the bone. In these cases, you should consult with Wounds Specialist near you and ask what should be done is to treat the infection and close the wound.