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UPCOMING WEBINAR | Tuesday, March 14th at 1PM ET

Recommendations for Wounds After Flaps and Grafts

Michael Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS

Dr. Desvigne will present practical examples and case studies regarding the treatment of flaps and grafts after procedures, such as metatarsal amputation and the treatment of non-healing wounds. Dr. Desvigne will also discuss tools and methods he has used in the treatment of these amputation sites and non-healing wounds.


How to Advance Complex Wounds Toward Healing

Complex wounds are acute or, more commonly, chronic wounds that are difficult to heal and cannot be closed using simple dressings. Common complex wounds include pressure injuries, diabetic foot and venous ulcers, infected wounds, wounds associated with vasculitis and immunosuppressive therapy, and large burn wounds. This white paper is an excellent guide to the management of complex wounds through the healing trajectory. This white paper also addresses the need to treat the many comorbidities that predispose these patients to delayed wound healing.


Quick Facts – Complex Wound Management

Wounds predisposed to healing challenges are termed complex, and wounds that do not heal within an expected period are chronic. Most chronic wounds are complex because patients with chronic wounds usually have associated comorbidities. With its emphasis on clinical practice, this fact sheet is a useful resource on complex wounds for wound care professionals. It contains helpful information on the various categories of complex wounds, as well as tips for management of these wounds throughout the healing trajectory.


What Clinicians Should Know About Comorbidities and Complex Wounds

The presence of more than one chronic condition in an individual is often referred to as comorbidity. Various comorbidities can interfere with, or inhibit, wound healing processes. These conditions are associated…

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Understanding Complicated Surgical Wounds

Surgical wounds originate when a surgeon cuts into tissue with a surgical tool, such as a scalpel. The size and placement of a surgical wound will depend entirely on the procedure performed due to varying incision requirements. Regardless, most…

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Burn Wound Management and Treatment

Severe burn wounds are among the most debilitating injuries because they can significantly affect the entire body. The body’s inflammatory response to a severe burn injury can lead to fluid loss….

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Circulatory Insufficiency: What is the Difference Between Venous and Arterial Ulcers?

Vascular ulcers are wounds on the skin that form as the result of abnormal blood circulation in the body, including arterial and venous etiologies. Estimates suggest…

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Important Terms to Know: Complex Wounds

Acute wound: An alteration in skin integrity, such as a simple laceration or a surgical wound, that typically moves through the healing process and heals in a predictable timeframe without complication. An acute wound results from a documentable event with the assumption that it will progress normally through the 4 phases of wound healing. An acute wound follows a predicted pattern of healing that should result in complete functional closure.

Ankle-brachial index (ABI): The calculation of the ankle’s systolic pressure divided by the arm’s systolic pressure. The ABI provides a simple way to assess for peripheral arterial disease.

Arterial ulcer: Also known as arterial insufficiency ulcer, or ischemic ulcer, this lesion is a localized defect, excavation of the skin, or underlying soft tissue that stems from predisposing factors, including peripheral vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and advanced age, resulting in inadequate blood supply. Typically, arterial ulcers have a deep, pale wound bed with distinct margins.

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