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Leg ulcers due to heart failure?

Heart failure is the most frequent reason for hospitalization and readmission in the elderly. Although we do not usually think of it as a potential trigger for leg wounds, the reality is that it...

6 reasons why a venous ulcer does not heal despite compression therapy

Compression therapy is the mainstay of treatment for venous ulcers. In fact, it is very accurate to say that, "when faced with a venous ulcer, without compression there is no option for healing".  However, there...

Why punch graft attachment has not been achieved?

This is a question that you will have asked more than once all of you who are performing this technique:) As we have commented in other posts, punch grafts, even if they do not adhere...

Why does the classification of pressure ulcers fall short?

Because it does not include information that is very relevant in the evaluation of these wounds... As a reminder, the most widespread and widely used classification of pressure ulcers is the NPUAP/EPUAP (National/European Pressure Ulcer...

Have you heard about the “sitter´s sign?”

Most likely you don't know the name of the sign, but if you work with older people, you've probably seen the lesions it describes on more than one occasion 😉 In fact, they are...

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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...

Leg wrinkles are beautiful” and other thoughts in the 5 year...

Five years of the blog "When a wound in the skin won´t heal" also means five years of "We have to think and do...

Eczema craquelé: when skin deteriorates like paintings

The craquelé effect on the skin is often found on the legs of the elderly, especially in winter. The name of these lesions, eczema...

Iron, ochre dermatitis and venous disease

The idea of talking about iron and venous ulcer came to me when I read an article that has just been published on the...

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...

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