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Ask the Expert: Your Venous Leg Ulcer Questions Answered

December 4, 2020
By: Karen Bauer, NP-C, CWS How often should ankle-brachial indexes (ABIs) be repeated? If someone has a stage 3 pressure injury to the top of the foot, should compression be held on that extremity?...

Cellulitis: An Overview of Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

October 28, 2014
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS This article is designed to provide a review of cellulitis, an infection affecting the skin which can be life-threatening if not treated. ...

Complications of Venous Leg Ulcers

January 31, 2019
by the WoundSource Editors Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are difficult to treat, and when they are present a variety of complications may arise. These complications can be challenging to treat and may o...

Terms to Know: Managing Skin Complications

February 28, 2019
by the WoundSource Editors Epidermis: the outer layer of the skin, which is the protective layer against the outside elements. Epithelialization: the growth of the epidermis over a wound during ...

The Skinny on Cellulitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Cellulitis

February 25, 2014
By Bruce E. Ruben MD Part 2 in a series on infection management For Part 1, click here Our skin is our largest organ and performs a myriad of functions, including pain sensation, pressure sensi...

Venous Leg Ulcers and Infection

January 24, 2020
The venous leg ulcer (VLU) is the most common type of chronic leg wound, and it can be challenging to manage. VLUs account for up to 90% of all chronic leg ulcers. Proper diagnosis and treatment plann...

Wound Clinics in 2022: A Space Odyssey?

May 27, 2022
Wound care has made significant and exciting progress over the years. We have moved from a passive wound bed approach to an active, strategic, individualized wound and periwound approach with the help...
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