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.
A new study, among several new wound care developments, found hyperbaric therapy doesn’t help with chronic ulcers.
Like the patients it treats, the collective wound care industry is a living organism, ever expanding upward and onward. Innovations and breakthroughs seem to happen on a near daily basis, and it’s easy to lose track of the outstanding progress made by researchers across the globe. To better inform the public of medical science’s growing capabilities, here are some recent developments currently pushing the boundaries of effective wound healing technologies:
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:
All patients have questions about proper wound care, and finding answers is a way to ensure effective treatment.
Wound care in the U.S. represents a multi-billion industry, a massive enterprise in which millions of people receive varying levels of medical treatment and attention. As a result, it can be rather difficult to properly comprehend the basics of the wound management field given the complex nature of injuries and their resulting side effects. To better prepare patients who might require either first-time or even recurrent care, here are a few basic FAQs that should offer insight into the wound care industry:
Snake venom could help patients with blood clots.
Of all the defense mechanisms in the animal kingdom, snake venom is among the most dangerous and lethal. For example, a single black mamba bite contains enough venom to kill 10 fully grown adults, according to the Conservation Institute. From its own internal data, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that between 7,000 and 8,000 people are bit each year by snakes, and as many as five people die due to a lack of medical care.
Even with the dangers associated with snakes, they may actually have a way to help people. According to a new study published in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, snake venom can actually help regulate blood clotting.