Wound Care Mobile
Wound care often begins with topical dressing changes with saline (saltwater) or Dakin’s solution (bleach-like) 2 to 3 times daily to gently remove nonviable or contaminated tissue and promote healing by the body. Topically applied agents with active enzymatic components can help debride the devitalized (dead) tissue. Pulsavac treatment (pressurized salt water irrigation) can additionally prepare wounds for healing. Finally, when topical and local management fail, surgical debridement is sometimes necessary.
Difficult wounds often require reconstructive surgery, either skin grafts, skin flaps, muscle flaps, tissue expansion, VAC®, or microvascular reconstructive techniques to bring new tissue into the area.