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Achieving Closure: Factors That Lead to Wound Healing

April 30, 2020
By the WoundSource Editors Wound healing is a highly complex chain of events that allows the skin to repair and regenerate to provide protective functions, such as temperature modulation, and moist...

Addressing Patient Questions and Misconceptions About Debridement

February 23, 2024
Clinicians often answer patients’ questions regarding their care plan. Sometimes these questions arise from misconceptions or misunderstanding of the process. This piece takes a closer look at a few o...

Advanced Wound Care Interventions for Non-Healing Wounds

February 28, 2021
Chronic and non-healing wounds are those that do not progress through the healing process in a timely or predicted manner. They are a global problem and are becoming harder to treat. Medicare estimate...

Assessing the Links Between Eschar Removal and Management of Severe Burns

September 1, 2021
By Steven A. Kahn, MD When treating severe burns, surgeons generally consider eschar removal to be the major factor and the top challenge in both initiating and planning for the optimal course of t...

Bagged and Free-Range: How Different Maggot Therapy Dressings Work

August 27, 2015
By Ron Sherman MD, MSC, DTM&H I have been avoiding the topic of addressing the differences between contained (bagged) versus confined (non-bagged or "free-range") maggot therapy because I haven't w...

Biofilm Management and Wound Bed Preparation

June 30, 2022
Wound bed preparation is vital to treating biofilm. Resistant to antibiotic treatment, biofilm not only stalls the healing process of chronic wounds but also puts patients at greater risk for amputati...

Common Obstacles on the Road to Maggot Debridement Therapy

June 23, 2017
By Ronald Sherman MD, MSC, DTM&H Bob Hope and Bing Crosby starred in a series of films called "On the Road" in which the duo traveled around the globe, facing a variety of amusing obstacles and mis...

Debridement and Wound Care: Important Terms to Know

April 30, 2021
Conservative sharp debridement: The removal of nonviable tissue from the wound bed through the use of sharp instruments at the bedside or in the clinic. Debridement: The removal of nonviable tissue...

Debridement of Burns—Navigating a Challenging Population

February 27, 2024
Did you know eschar may present differently in burn wounds as opposed to wounds of other etiologies? In this interview, Dr. Maria Goddard describes how the debridement of burn wounds is distinct from ...
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