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...

The art of wound cleansing

It is widely recognized that cleansing is essential in wound management and it is always the first stage in every dressing change. But should...

Repositioning and not removing scabs: two unwritten rules of punch grafting

The truth is that there are few written rules about punch grafting... In fact, it is difficult to find scientific publications with the most...

Vitamins, folic acid, proteins and venous ulcer

What would you include in a blood test for a patient with a venous ulcer? What alterations would you expect to find, whose...

What is the EWMA and what does it bring to my clinical practice?

Talking about the EWMA is something I have had in mind for months. I have decided right now because I want to encourage you...

Punch grafting in postsurgical wounds

This 73 year old patient presents with a scalp wound after removal of a basal cell carcinoma. On the day of surgery, 3 weeks...

Timolol for chronic wounds?

The idea of talking about topical timolol in non-healing wounds came to my mind during the recent World Congress of Dermatology  Before continuing, I would...

Should wounds ALWAYS be cleansed

The answer is NO. As many of you will have been surprised by this answer, I think this topic deserves a post:) You have...

Why animals do not develop venous ulcers?

Surely this question has ever crossed your mind... In this post we are going to see why vets never have to treat venous ulcers,...

Why are adjustable compression wrap devices so popular?

This is another post to add to the list of blog entries on Compression Therapy! And it couldn't be any other way because it's...

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