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Povidone-iodine and chronic ulcers: a great controversy

Povidone-iodine is a product that is used by many professionals who treat wounds, but it also has many detractors... Despite not being new and having an enormously extended use, there is much ignorance and...

How to prevent and treat skin lesions cuased by PPEs

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the main ally of health professionals in this COVID-19 crisis. That is why it is so important that they are always available and that their manufacture and maintenance comply...

What exercises can I do at home for phlebolymphedema?

The #StayHome is being one of the most important weapons in the fight against the COVID-19 health crisis. I believe that any trick or recommendation to best cope, physically and mentally, with this home...

Punch grafting as a painkiller for painful ulcers

Any excuse is always perfect for me to talk about punch grafting. But this time I have a "scientifically important" reason to do it. We have just published an article about the benefit of...

Bandages impregnated with zinc oxide: Unna boot and much more

Unna boot is not something new. In fact, it's something very old (almost as old as punch grafting:). I was waiting for the slightest excuse to write about this type of bandage and take...

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CEAP Classification of Chronic Venous Disorders: Let’s all speak the same...

The CEAP classification (Clinical-Etiological-Anatomical-Pathophysiological) was created in 1994 to standardize the diverse manifestations of chronic venous disease. It was modified in 2004 to refer...

Distraction as analgesic strategy during dressing changes

Professionals  involved in wound management know that dressing changes represent an enormously stressful factor for patients, mainly because of the associated pain. Pain has...

Compression therapy after dermatologic surgery on the leg

The truth is that I could also have titled this pearl "Compression therapy beyond venous leg ulcers". In fact, as I have commented in...

Therapeutic Pearl: Punch grafting in suboptimal wound beds

I have already talked about this topic in different blog entries (Punch grafting= a classic back in fashion, Interest of early punch grafting in...

Chronic venous insufficiency from a dermatological perspective

"Chronic venous insufficiency from a dermatological perspective." This was the title of my lecture at the 7th Congress of the Spanish Society of Wounds...

Which dressing should I choose to cover the skin graft donor...

"How do you cover the donor site?" This is a question that always arises when I talk about the punch grafting technique that we...

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