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...

Winter’s famous article and moist wound healing

We are going to analyse probably the most referenced article about wound healing, but probably also the least read. In fact, in any scientific text...

Chronic venous insufficiency from a dermatological perspective

"Chronic venous insufficiency from a dermatological perspective." This was the title of my lecture at the 7th Congress of the Spanish Society of Wounds...

Suspected infection in a leg ulcer: swab or punch biopsy?

We have a patient with a venous ulcer, for severeal months, which has been stagnant for two weeks. Exudate has increased despite adequate compressive...

How long can I space out dressing changes of a leg ulcer?

First the pandemic and now the big snowfall... This year we have accumulated impediments to maintain the healing guidelines that we consider most beneficial...

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...

Therapeutic pearl in post-surgical wounds

If anything makes me adore pearls is the elegance with which they help you succeed in any situation. In fact, the success  in our...

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