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...

Differences between epidermal and dermo-epidermal punch grafts

Autologous epidermal and dermo-epidermal punch grafts are two of the different options available to promote epithelialization of recalcitrant wounds despite adequate conventional treatment. As...

Types of skin grafts to cover chronic wounds: which one should you choose?

The use of skin grafts is a traditional technique to promote the healing of acute and chronic wounds. There are different types of skin...

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...

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...

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...

Does it make sense to apply topical corticosteroids to improve the healing of superficial...

A burn is a very common type of traumatic wound, whose healing process can be pathological, with the appearance of a hypertrophic or keloid...

Martorell Ulcer and Vitamin K Antagonists: A Dangerous Combination

This week, two scientific meetings that I usually attend every year, have taken place: the 46th National Congress of Dermatology and Venereology in Palma...

Sulodexide: a pill against endothelial damage from venous hypertension

The idea to write this post came after reading the scientific program of the 13th Wound Specialist Day in Zürich. I find this year's...

Sclerotherapy gains against recurrence of venous leg ulcers

Recently, the 45th National Congress of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology took place in Madrid, where, with Dr. Rita Cabeza, I had the honour...

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