Cold plasma treatment represents another step forward in plasma being effectively used to treat wounds.
The German company COLDPLASMATECH specializes in using plasma to treat wounds. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, one substantially less common than gas, liquid or solid. While plasma has been in use in the health care industry for some time, it continues to improve as a possible treatment for wound victims.
Can the time of day a wound occurs affect the healing process? Research suggests it might be a factor.
In addition to where a wound is located and how it developed, researchers now also believe that the time of day you get your wound may have something to do with how it heals and the type of wound care you receive as well.
Understanding wound types can help lead to using the right dressing.
The basic approach to wound care management is to keep the area moist – but not excessively so – to encourage the proper healing process, according to Medscape. But because there are different types of wounds, there are various forms of wound coverage needed. According to Wound Educators, there are more than 3,000 types of wound dressings.
Researchers are developing a gel that not only closes wounds but can help heal them as well.
Closing a wound with a surgical procedure is an effective method of promoting the wound healing process and the most common methods involve the use of sutures or stapling the wound shut.
However, these methods may not prove to be successful until weeks later when it’s time to remove the stitches or staples. And even then, there may turn out to be leaks or drainage that requires further closing.
Knowing the signs of a wound infection is important.
A wound infection can negatively impact the healing process. If not treated as quickly as possible, it can create a situation in which the wound becomes chronic and can lead to a number of complications, including the need for amputation.