Your podiatry supplies should include multiple dressings prescribed by your doctor.
Foot and lower leg wounds require specialized wound care, particularly in patients who are at high risk for complications. People with diabetes, peripheral artery disease, or anyone susceptible to blood clotting need different types of podiatry supplies to treat lower extremity wounds. From moisture control bandages to compression stockings, using the right podiatry supplies is essential for wound care treatment success.
Itching can be a sign of proper wound healing.
Over the last several months, we’ve spent a great deal of time debunking the myriad of myths that permeate the wound care industry. These include harmful misconceptions like how plasters are just hives for germs, or that bleeding always means the wound is healing. Knowing what is true and what isn’t as it pertains to wound healing is important if you want to facilitate your own successful regimen.
Wound dressings come in many different kinds of categories.
There are a number of different experiences or events that lead to an equally plentiful amount of wound types. More than just how the injury occurred, doctors utilize different treatment protocols for addressing a post-surgical incision versus a low-level burn. As a result, a multitude of dressing options have been developed that caregivers routinely employ. Understanding the specific need for each unique kind of dressing lends patients a better understanding of just what goes into effective wound care management:
There are different advantages to advanced dressings over standard gauze.
When it comes to proper wound healing, physicians have a wide array of dressings, bandages and other tools at their disposal. However, some of these options are more effective than others. Specifically, advanced wound care dressings have far more benefits than some more traditional methods such as gauze and tape. These include faster heal times, fewer issues concerning drainage and, in certain instances, less risk of accompanying infection.
For diabetic foot ulcers, having the right treatment plan and wound care dressings are imperative for healing.
In 2012, more than 9.3% of the U.S. population, or 29.1 million people, had diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. This represents more than a 12% increase from the 25.8 million Americans reported to have the disease in 2010. Unfortunately, an estimated 15% of these people will also develop a diabetic foot ulcer. As a result, they have a higher risk of tissue damage due to weakened health as the disease progresses. Diabetic wound care requires a comprehensive approach that includes strategies for reducing infection risks and managing pain, which requires knowledge of the dressings used to treat diabetic ulcers.