Wound Healing Research. Wound-Be-Gone® Technology.

What is the Scar formation process?

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 

The scar formation process is included in the wound healing process. A scar is formed after a wound is healed. It is proof and evidence of a healed wound. A scar is a mark that is formed on the skin. There is an inborn ability of the human body to fight against different traumas and ailments. These include different types of wounds that are both chronic and acute. This involves a complicated process that comprises of different cellular and molecular events. The healing process replaces the wounded or unhealthy/injured tissue with new and healthy tissue. The original tissue is the tissue of the skin and is functional. The replaced tissue is a connective tissue which is also known as a scar in ordinary terms. The scar formation is motivated by the incoming of some specialized cells towards the wounded area. These cells form a scar during the scar formation process.
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Surgical Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Friday, January 7th, 2011 

The complications of diabetes mellitus in feet include ulcerations, sepsis which sometimes leads to amputations. This scenario is feared by almost every person who is diagnosed with diabetes but it is the completely preventable problem requiring care and education. Only early detection followed by timely and aggressive treatment can avert this crisis. A multidisciplinary approach entails patient education about foot care, appropriate foot wear, and close inspections. Regular examinations by the clinicians and keeping the glucose levels under strict control all thwart this issue from arising in which a person’s life or limb is threatened.
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Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 

Diabetic foot ulcers have a strong impact on the patients as well as the health care system all around the world. Diabetic feet syndrome comprising of ulcers, infections and gangrene, is the most common cause of hospitalization of diabetic patients. The most important cause usually for the development of these ulcers is the occurrence of minor trauma in the presence of sensory neuropathy. The standard reasons for these ulcers are: peripheral neuropathy, vascular abnormalities, impaired immune system, delayed healing (due to less blood supply because of narrowed arteries), feet deformities and trauma.

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Wagner Classification of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 

Diabetes type II related complications such as diabetic foot ulcers are worldwide health problems. The improvement in prevention and cure techniques and increased efficiency in patient care cannot be overstated. The foot ulcers are a consequence of vascular abnormalities, peripheral neuropathy, and impaired immune system and delayed healing process, all product of long standing high glucose levels in the body.
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What is Diabetic Foot Ulcer?

Friday, December 31st, 2010 

Diabetes Mellitus is a disease in which sugar metabolism is impaired and the levels of glucose are high and this over a longer period of time results in damage to various organs of the body including eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels. The immune system is compromised which causes delayed healing and ineffective control of infections. The diabetic foot ulcer is a common complication of type II diabetes in adults and the percentage of its occurrence is around 15% and accounts for about 50% of diabetic patients’ admissions to hospitals. A skin ulcer is an area where the skin is broken or cut and we can see the underlying tissues. Skin ulcers are more common on the lower legs and feet. The diabetic patients are more prone to getting foot ulcers as the healing after any injury is compromised.
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Proper Splint for Radial Nerve Lacerations

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 

The radial nerve is one of the terminal branches of the brachial plexus and it supplies sensory, motor and sympathetic function to hand. The radial nerve injuries are quite common especially in case of middle and distal level humerus fractures. The radial palsy may result from penetrating, blunt or compression injuries to upper forearm or the lower arm. The radial nerve lacerations may also result from elbow dislocations and humerus fractures. The neuropathy may also be accompanied with direct pressure applied as in crutch in axilla or pressure applied at mid-humeral level. Although these injuries are mostly caused by direct trauma sometimes etiological factors may be involved. These include diabetes mellitus, polyarteritis nodosa, serum sickness, alcoholism and generalized neuropathy.

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