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Wound management is a notable healthcare and financial burden, accounting for >$10 billion in annual healthcare spending in the United States. A multidisciplinary approach involving orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, wound care nursing, and medical and support staff is often necessary to improve outcomes. Orthopaedic surgeons must be familiar with the fundamental principles and evidenced-based concepts for the management of acute and chronic wounds. Knowledge of surgical dressings, negative pressure wound therapy, tissue expanders, dermal apposition, biologics, and extracellular matrices can aide practitioners in optimizing wound care.
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Name: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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To provide information about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for systemic sclerosis.
A groin wound associated with a vascular graft infection is associated with significant morbidity. Management of groin wounds is often challenging due to their anatomical location that renders them di...
Wound assessment is an essential part of wound management and has traditionally focused on the wound bed. The Triangle of Wound Assessment (Triangle) is a new assessment tool that includes a holistic ...
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate a patient education program for chronic wound care. The wound care nurse practitioner (NP) at the Ann Arbor VAMC will use a wound self-ma...
The aim of the randomized double blind trial with 134 patients presenting old world cutaneous leishmaniasis is: - to evaluate the clinical efficacy of electro-thermo-cauterisation (ETC...
The PuraPly Antimicrobial Wound Matrix (PuraPly AM) case series is a prospective, observational study for patients who have received PuraPly AM which consists of a collagen sheet coated wi...
The rationales of a clinical trial comparing intralesional antimonial therapy versus wound care management in patients with old world cutaneous leishmaniasis (OWCL) are the following: 1...
The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of using the Prevena Incision Management System to using the usual standard dry gauze approach. The Prevena Incision Manage...
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
Participation of employees with management as a labor-management team, in decisions pertaining to the operational activities of the organization or industry.
The management of all procurement, distribution, and storage of equipment and supplies, as well as logistics management including laundry, processing of reusables, etc.
Business management of medical and dental practices that may include capital financing, utilization management, and arrangement of capitation agreements with other parties.
Management review designed to evaluate efficiency and to identify areas in need of management improvement within the institution in order to ensure effectiveness in meeting organizational goals.
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...