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.