The scope is to remove the damaged and dead tissue to remove the death tissue and bacteria from the wound, minimising infection risk and encouraging healthy granulation tissue.
A chronic wound is an injury that doesn’t heal in six weeks. Factors that contribute to chronic wounds include increased bacterial load, inappropriate treatment, trauma, lower extremity wounds, senescent/aberrant cells and so on
SSI is an infection related to a surgical procedure that occurs near the surgical site within 30 days following surgery
Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.
Oxygen is the basis for wound healing, and it begins at the cellular level. Smoking deprives the body of the oxygen it needs to repair wounds and build new tissue. not many people know that smoking also slows down the healing process.
The ‘Lymphatic System’ is a complex network of tissues & organs that play an imperative role in homeostasis of extracellular space. Patients suffering from lymphedema have increased the risk of wound formation.
A chronic wound is an injury type that develops when an acute wound fails to heal in the expected time. It might be a couple of weeks or six weeks in a few cases. The conditions that stop or slow the healing process may lead to similar illnesses are infection, weak immune system, poor blood supply & low oxygen and so on.
Surgical site infection (SSI) may occur in 5–20% after surgery. Up to 60% of SSI can be prevented. Bjørg Marit Andersen made an interesting scientific article about the prevention of postoperative wound infection.
SSI stands for Surgical Site Infection, an infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place. About 1 to 3 out of every 100 patients develop some infection after the surgical intervention.