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Moist Wound Healing – The Basics

Saturday , 13, June 2020 Comments Off on Moist Wound Healing – The Basics

The wound can be said to be a breakdown from the skin's protective functions. Including loss of epithelium continuity, with or without the reduction of the underlying connective tissue (bones, muscles, nerves).

However for stress ulcers, burns, diabetic foot ulcers, and general wounds there are separate grading mechanisms or tools which are used. To learn more about wound care  you may go through

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A wound could generally be classified as being:

– Superficial. This is the point where the individual has only suffered a loss of epidermis.

– Partial-thickness. This is the point where the wound involves both loss of epidermis and the dermis.

– Full-thickness. This is the point where the wound involves loss of the dermis, subcutaneous fat, and perhaps the bone.

Repairing of a wound is accomplished by primary intention or secondary intention. This depends upon if the wound is closed with sutures or left to fix.

Tissues damaged in the process are reconstructed by the formation of connective tissue and re-growth of the epithelium. The best way to carry out moist wound healing is by using innovative wound care dressings.

Please be aware that a moist environment can also be harmful as this could result in maceration and tissue breakdown. It must be noted is that moist wound healing is not right for all sorts of wounds and needs to be done only in consultation with a doctor.