Frequently asked questions about treating complex, difficult, and hard-to-heal wounds:
Frequently asked questions about hard-to-heal wounds
Remember that every complex wound is unique, and the treatment plan should be tailored to individual circumstances. Consultation with a healthcare professional or wound care specialist is essential to address specific concerns and receive appropriate guidance for optimal wound healing.
These terms generally refer to wounds that do not progress through the normal stages of healing or fail to heal within the expected timeframe. They may include chronic wounds, wounds with underlying medical conditions, or wounds that have certain complications hindering the healing process.
These wounds can arise from various factors, such as diabetes, poor circulation, arterial or venous insufficiency, pressure ulcers, infection, certain medications, nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, and underlying medical conditions that affect healing.
Complex wounds are typically diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional. This may involve a physical examination, medical history review, assessment of wound characteristics, laboratory tests, imaging studies, or consultation with wound care specialists.
The treatment approach depends on the specific characteristics of the wound. It may include wound debridement (removing dead or infected tissue), infection control, advanced dressings, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), skin grafts, tissue substitutes, growth factors, or specialized wound care products. Management of underlying medical conditions is also crucial.
Healing time can vary widely depending on factors such as wound size, severity, underlying conditions, and overall health. Complex wounds may take weeks to months or even longer to heal fully. Close monitoring and regular follow-up with healthcare professionals are essential.
Adhering to the prescribed wound care plan is crucial. This includes keeping the wound clean, protecting it from trauma and infection, managing underlying conditions, maintaining good nutrition, following proper dressing changes, and attending all scheduled appointments for evaluation and treatment adjustments.
Signs of infection include increased redness, swelling, warmth, pain, foul odor, pus or excessive drainage, delayed healing, fever, or systemic symptoms. If you suspect an infection, it’s important to seek medical attention promptly.
While not all complex wounds can be prevented, taking measures to promote overall health, managing chronic conditions effectively, maintaining good nutrition, practicing proper wound care, avoiding pressure or trauma to vulnerable areas, and seeking early treatment for any wounds can help reduce the risk.
Depending on the complexity and severity of the wound, it is often beneficial to involve a wound care specialist or a multidisciplinary team with expertise in wound management. They can provide specialized knowledge, advanced treatment options, and personalized care to optimize healing outcomes.
Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for wound care, maintain good nutrition, quit smoking (if applicable), avoid self-medication or using over-the-counter products without medical advice, and monitor the wound closely for any changes or signs of infection. Promptly report any concerns to your healthcare provider.
By harnessing the healing power of amniotic membrane grafts (also known as an amniotic liquid allograft), Heal Precisely™ treatments take only a few minutes to apply and offer a wide range of healing properties, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and scar tissue reduction.
Heal Precisely™ can bring much-needed relief to people with diabetic or pressure ulcers, chronic wounds, burns, skin lacerations, or foot wounds — even those at risk for limb amputation.
Some patients often start to see real, measurable results in as little as four weeks. The entire course of treatment is a little over three months for one course of wound care therapy.
The prescribed course of treatment is individualized for each patient. Some wounds may require additional courses of therapy and some start to initiate healing in the first few treatments.
The amniotic membrane, which is discarded at birth, is the tissue that together with the placenta to surround and protects a developing fetus in the uterus. This tissue holds the key to healing even the most stubborn and debilitating wounds.
Heal Precisely™ uses all-natural breakthrough FDA-Approved therapies that can heal even the hardest-to-heal sores, burns, ulcers, incisions, and injuries.
Heal Precisely™ uses all-natural, non-invasive wound treatments that help heal chronic wounds quickly and effectively. Treatments are virtually pain-free.
Heal Precisely™ treatments are covered by Medicare and most insurances.
Yes, Heal Precisely™ treatments can be performed in our clinic, or we can dispatch our Mobile Medical Team to your home or acute care setting.
The amniotic membrane, or amnion, is a thin, tough membrane that along with the placenta protects a developing embryo in the womb against injuries. It’s the only tissue designed by nature specifically as a universal transplant that protects the baby while it ensures acceptance of the pregnancy by the mother’s immune system. It consists of a combination of tissue layers with protective and therapeutic properties. The amniotic membrane helps to reduce inflammation, promotes soft tissue healing to help close the wound, and reduces the formation of scar tissue.
Heal Precisely™ infuses a biomedical patch that is applied directly to the wound to jump-start the healing process. An added benefit is that this patch also reduces inflammation, which in turn, relieves pain.