A new study could help address surgery-related muscle herniation.
The last decade has seen doctors and researchers exploring a novel way to improve wound care: stem cell therapy. According to the National Institutes of Health, this technique makes use of unspecialized cells to bolster the wound healing process, streamlining a patient’s experience while reducing the risk of infection and other complications. A number of studies have found impressive results with stem cell therapy. For instance, in 2013, the Regenerative Medicine Institute unveiled its own research, detailing how stem cells had greatly reduced cases of diabetic foot ulcers. Thanks to stem cells, millions of patients worldwide could benefit from this innovative approach.
Dark chocolate is full of copper, one of many nutrients that aid the wound healing process.
Nutrition is an important component of an effective wound care regimen. On the one hand, there is a veritable pantry of foods that promote wound healing, like tomatoes, chocolate and broccoli. Similarly, vitamins and nutrients prove just as beneficial in promoting healing. For instance, vitamin A helps control the inflammatory response, while vitamin C helps create collagen that forms new tissue structures. Those are just some of the many vitamins and nutrients available.
Some foods, like turmeric spice, can influence your wound healing capabilities.
By now you might be well aware of foods that actively improve wound healing. For instance, tomatoes bolster a strong immune system, while kale and yogurt can help fight off infection. At the same time, not all foods are good for you, and some can impede your wound care regimen. Knowing what not to eat can be tricky, and not everyone might have the same dietary restrictions.
A new dressing technique could help reduce the number of diabetic amputations.
For those individuals living with diabetes, foot ulcers continue to be a massive obstacle in their ongoing treatment. According to a 2009 report from the American Diabetes Association, diabetics have a 25-percent lifetime risk of developing these painful ulcers. And while a proper wound care regimen can often be enough to address ulcers, nearly 6 percent of all cases end in amputations, according to a 2012 report from the DEcIDE Network. But that might not always be the case. Thanks to an innovative new technique, that rate of amputation could decrease noticeably in the near future.
Proper dressing removal is a part of an effective treatment regimen.
A proper wound care regimen involves two equally important steps. The first is actually dressing the wound, in which dressings are placed to cover the wound and prevent harmful exposure. However, save for a few rare exceptions, most wounds require several dressing changes, which can be a rather delicate process. If wounds are not properly re-dressed, it can lead to infections and other problems in the wound healing process. Here is everything you need to know about how to properly remove more advanced wound care products: