(NPWT) , Subatmospheric Pressure (SAP) , Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C.)
Stage IV BED SORE healed with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Advanced Wound Care
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Growth factors – Platelet Derived Growth Factors (PDGF)
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
Papain Urea Combinations
Ionic Silver Dressings
Hydrocolloids / Hydrogels etc.
WOUND CARE is not about the use of a specific technique or a modality, nor is it a claim that a particular way or method or modality would heal each and every wound.
WOUND CARE is about the use of the appropriate modality at the appropriate time & the knowledge to recognize this.
Reinhold Niebuhr’s quote :
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”
is very appropriate to the management of Chronic Wounds.
The above mentioned modalities are used in wound care at various stages of the wound and in various combinations.
No one modality or material works on its own, and the recognition of the time of intervention, the change in modality/material and use of the appropriate modality/material after constant review, is what helps wounds to heal.
The awareness of your treating doctor/caregiver to newer and appropriate modalities which may be useful in your case is important for the success of treatment.