Wound Care

Wound Care

There are several reason for chronic, non-healing wounds. To heal the wound, one must take into account the reason or the underlying condition causing the wound. Non-healing wounds require specialized wound care because of their underlying causes and their failure to proceed through stages of healing.

Types of Wounds

  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Surgical wounds and burns
  • Soft-tissue radionecrosis
  • Diabetic lower extremity ulcers
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis

There are several reasons that a wound will not heal. The use of Skin-Substitutes accelerates the healing. We uses several skin substitutes to help in healing.

NuShield®

This is a complete dehydrated placental allograft designed to protect and support healing in a variety of wound sizes and types.

It contains key components known to be important in the wound healing process, including ECM proteins and 640 regulatory proteins including growth factors, cytokines and chemokines.

Benefits

  • Easy to use
  • Five year shelf life
  • Comes in multiple sizes that can be applied from head to toe and on wounds with exposed bone and tendon

Indications

NuShield® can be applied to a variety of partial- and full-thickness, acute and chronic wounds, including, but not limited to:

  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Trauma wounds
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Dehisced woundsli>
  • Wounds with exposed bone and tendon

TheraSkin

Real human skin is used to heal and replace damaged skin in real human wounds. TheraSkin contains all the relevant human biological components (growth factors, cytokines, fibroblasts, keratinocytes and Types I, III and IV collagen) required to close and replace damaged skin in hard-to-heal wounds.

Growth Factors

Twelve (12) key growth factors are found in TheraSkin®, including those from the five (5) major growth factor families and proteins involved in skin wound healing.

Cytokines

Sixteen (16) key cytokines were found in TheraSkin®, including several pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines necessary to regulate interactions between cells that participate in the immune response of healing.

Collagen

Fourteen (14) types of human collagen are found in TheraSkin®, including three major types (I, III and IV) necessary to promote healing.

Information is for TheraSkin is provided by http://theraskin.com/providers/

At this time we can not take patients who require a lift.

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