You are not alone. Five to Seven million chronic wounds occur each year in the United States. The history of wound care spans from prehistory to modern medicine. The treatment of acute and chronic wounds is an ancient area of specialization in medical practice. Over the past 10 to 20 years there have been many advances in understanding of wound healing, with that increase in understanding many new products have become available in all forms of Health Care: from wet to dry dressings, Ag Alginate to the more technical Woundvac. Please visit our Product Knowledge and Product Information pages.
While the cost of all the care involved to create a healing environment may be considerable, the economic and social impact of improper care of wounds can be devastating.
Commonly treated wounds:
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Arterial ulcers – Due to poor blood circulation
- Complicated surgical wounds – Related to infections, diabetes, etc.
- Traumatic wounds – Related to physical injuries
- Radiation injuries – Internal or external
- Brown recluse spider bite wounds
- Wounds related to systemic disease processes – Lupus, Buerger’s Disease, etc.
We have included some links to help guide you to a better understanding of wounds and
wound management. Take some time to read the easy-to-read links below.
National Healing Corporation (pdf)
A comprehensive guide to ‘Wound Healing Basics”. A great resource.
Product Education in the Wound Care Community since 1998.
World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care
Background information regarding wounds and wound care. About World Alliance; “The mission of WAWLC is to work in partnership with communities worldwide to advance sustainable prevention and care of wounds and lymphoedema in settings with limited resources”.