In most cases, once the initial wound healing process is over, the patient will experience rapid progression in the rate of tissue repair. Thereafter, wound care focuses on slowing the process of tissue repair, thus, slowing the progress of the disease and in turn the speed of the healing process. This is done by reducing the inflammation, swelling, pain, edema and deformity of the chronic wounds. This also delays the onset of permanent disabilities that occur as a result of the infection and other complications of the wounds. Surgical techniques such as laser and wound-saving laser surgery, chemoepilation, radiofrequency ablation and fractional laser treatment are used for healing purposes. When treating a chronic wound, surgery is an option to implement in order to accelerate the healing process. Checkout Columbia Chronic Wound Care.
Depending on the severity of the wound and its location, a surgical procedure is either suggested by the physician or performed by a specialist. When a surgical procedure is performed, it is performed under general or local anesthesia to minimize the risks of complications. A postoperative recovery period is common for all surgical procedures, including those that involve incisions and lymph node removal.
Chronic wound care should be combined with proper diet and physical activity, stress management techniques, adequate pain management and the use of specific therapies, such as acupuncture and herbal medicines. These promote the healing process by improving the immune system, stimulate the body’s natural healing process and allow it to better defend itself from infections. In addition, these treatments help in the prevention of further injuries or complications. The sooner the chronic wounds are cared for, the less stress is placed on them and the faster they heal.
Center for Vascular Medicine – Columbia
11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy. Ste. 203, Columbia, MD 21044
Phone No: (301) 486-4690