What is a wound?

A wound occurs when tissue or organ damage occurs. Depending on the course of healing they can be both acute and chronic and have four stages of healing. Chronic wounds lag behind in one of these healing phases, most often the second, inflammatory phase, and do not heal within the prescribed period and in the shortest period of 6 weeks. Treatment of chronic wounds is very complex and long-lasting and wound healing depends on many factors such as the cause (venous ulcer of the lower leg about 80%, 5-10% ischemic lower leg ulcers, neuropathic, diabetic ulcer), and the general condition and age of the patient or therapy which he takes.

How to treat a wound?

The first step is to review and assess patients (associated diseases, taking medications that could slow wound healing, the patient’s nutritional status, the presence of inflammation, etc.) and treating the underlying disease or condition that led to the chronic wound.

The second step is to assess the wound – determine the location and appearance of the wound, size, depth, secretion, the presence of signs of inflammation, etc.

Methods of wound healing

Surgical wound treatment or debridement
Taking swabs or wound biopsies
Rewind with modern coverings
Application of negative pressure
Application of PRF
Setting up a compression system in venous ulcers