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Necrotic Wounds

Case Review: Treatment of Full-Thickness Ulcers Due to Necrobiosis Lipoidica

April 9, 2015
By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS I had an interesting case come into the clinic and I wanted to share it with all of you. This is the first time in my clinical experience ...

Complex Wounds 101

July 17, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors Complex wounds pose a significant challenge for many health care providers. These wounds are often multifaceted, making treatment tremendously difficult. They represent a...

Complications in Chronic Wound Healing and Associated Interventions

March 28, 2018
by the Wound Source Editors Chronic non-healing wounds affect millions of patients each year and contribute significantly to their morbidity and mortality. These wounds have a substantial impact b...

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...

How to Tell the Difference Between Necrotizing Fasciitis and Spider Bites

March 26, 2015
In the times that I have worked with amazing hospitals and doctors, I have learned and gathered information on the differences between two types of necrotizing infections that happen in the world of w...

Maggot-Induced Wound Healing – What is the Evidence?

February 27, 2013
By Ron Sherman MD, MSC, DTM&H Over 80 years ago, Dr. William Baer — then Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins — observed that wounds debrided with maggot therapy healed at least as well and...

Methods of Wound Debridement

July 23, 2015
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS There are four main types of debridement: mechanical, autolytic, enzymatic, and surgical. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a lo...

Must Love Dogs: Animal Adventures in Home Health Care

January 10, 2019
By Margaret Heale, RN, MSc, CWOCN "Must Love Dogs (Cats, Lizards, Snakes, Birds, AND Arachnids)." This is a line that needs to be next to all job advertisements for home health care staff. You see,...

Necrotic Wound Management

February 13, 2020
Necrotic wounds are characterized by devitalized, or dead, tissue. Necrosis may be caused by malignancy, infection, trauma, ischemia, inflammation, or exposure to toxins. It may also be caused by impr...

Necrotic Wounds: Overview and Treatment Options

October 7, 2013
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS Necrotic tissue that is present in a wound presents a physical impediment to healing. Simply put, wounds cannot heal when necrotic tissue is present. In...
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