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Wound Classifications

Review: Principles of STAGE Management for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Based on the Wagner and Texas Classification System

March 4, 2021
By Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Journal Review Club A diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a wound that has a higher risk of becoming chronic, leading to amputation and, in some cases, ev...

Surgical Wounds: Healing at the Cellular Level

September 27, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors The number of surgical procedures performed in the United States has been increasing annually by as much as 300% over a 10-year period. Although technological advances in...

The Challenge of Lower Extremity Wounds – Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Part 3

August 17, 2017
By Martin D. Vera LVN, CWS In this last of our three-part series on lower extremity wounds, we will focus our attention on diabetic foot/neuropathic ulcers. Research indicates that the United State...

The Challenge of Lower Extremity Wounds – Venous Stasis Ulcers, Part 1

April 20, 2017
By Martin D. Vera, LVN, CWS Wound clinicians across the nation (and the world) are commonly faced with the difficult task of managing lower extremity wounds. Lower extremity wounds come in many dif...

Ulcerative Wound Symptoms: Identifying Wound Etiology

January 2, 2020
Ulcers in the lower extremities are more common in patients older than 65. Ulcerative wound types include venous, arterial, diabetic neuropathic, and pressure. To identify ulcer types, these wounds sh...

Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcer Classification Systems

August 16, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors In patients with diabetes, the lifetime risk of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is approximately 25%, and these wounds are frequently a source of pain and discomfort. Severe ...

Wound Documentation Dos and Do nots: 10 Tips for Success

December 17, 2020
Scope of Practice and Standards of Practice guide nurses and other members of the interprofessional wound care team in caring for patients with wounds. Documentation in the medical record is a key asp...
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