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

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...

Why do we use so many alginate fibre sheets in our wound clinic?

The alginate fibre sheet is, without doubt, the most commonly used dressing in our wound clinic. We treat mainly leg ulcers, which are predominantly...

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...

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...

Pustular and erosive leg dermatosis: you may have seen a case without knowing it

Pustular and erosive dermatosis of the legs is a disorder that may be underdiagnosed because of lack of knowledge of its existence.. Have you...

Do not debride dry eschars on heels

When we find a necrotic plaque on a heel, the first thing that might come to our minds is "how do I remove it"......

The interest of pH in wound healing

Although it's not something we think about or measure in our daily clinical practice, maintaining an adequate pH in the wound bed is essential...

In front of a skin ulcer, when should we suspect of a malignant ulcer?

A malignant ulcer can occur in 2 different contexts: Malignancy of a chronic, long-standing ulcer Ulcerated primary skin tumor The malignant transformation of a chronic...

Having a wound: one more reason to stop smoking

Smoking is associated with delayed wound healing, and is a modifiable risk factor. This message has been repeated in different presentations at the 12....

Phlebolymphedema, a term that should be more used

In  our daily life as a health care professional treating patients with leg ulcers, have you ever used or heard the word PHLEBOLYMPHEDEMA?  Probably...

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