Why do we continue to use topical antibiotics in clean wounds after dermatologic procedures?

The unnecessary use of topical antibiotics in clean acute wounds is an issue I spoke about 4 years ago in the post "How do...

Band and bandage: not the same thing

A band is called a bandage when it is placed on the patient's leg and, therefore, its properties are different. A band may be...

Enzymatic debridement: to what extent is it selective

Enzymatic debridement is a widely used technique. However, many professionals are strongly opposed to this type of debridement. The objective of this post is...

Silver in wound healing

Why? The antimicrobial activity of silver has been demonstrated in vitro, including multi-resistant bacteria such as MRSA. To be bactericidal, silver has to turn into...

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...

Compression therapy and scar massage in post-traumatic and post-surgical leg wounds

The healing process of any leg wound is conditioned by gravity force. The inflammatory process inherent in any leg wound involves an alteration in the...

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...

Reasons for the hyaluronic acid boom in wound healing

Hyaluronic acid is in vogue in the world of wound healing. And it seems that this privilege position will last long time. The key...

Interest of topical corticosteroid in Martorell ulcer

Today I am going to talk about a treatment strategy that we normally use in our wound clinic, with excellent results, in the hypertensive...

Topical corticosteroids in chronic wounds

Why? Many of the uses of corticosteroids in medicine are based on their anti-inflammatory power. This effect can be harmful in those clinical situations in...

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