Written by Paul M. Graham, D.O. Let's face it, it is almost guaranteed that sometime during your lifetime you will experience an injury that causes a skin wound. For many, the wound is only superficial and relatively mild but for some, these wounds can be quite extensive and distressing. One of the biggest fears people have … Continue reading What is the best way to care for a wound?
Paul M. Graham, DO Over the past two months we have covered various topics on wound care. This article is the last part of our Wound Care Concierge series and will discuss the various wound care dressings on the market today. This list is not meant to be all inclusive and should act as a … Continue reading Wound Care Concierge: Bandages and Dressings
Paul M. Graham, DO In this article, we will describe the most common types of wounds typically encountered by physicians and discuss in detail the characteristics of varying wound etiologies and treatment options available for each. Without an appropriate wound care treatment regimen, chronic wounds may develop. One of the most important aspects of wound care is preventing the … Continue reading Wound Care Concierge Part V: Types of Wounds
Paul M. Graham, DO Proper wound care is vital to preserving the integrity of our largest organ system, the skin. Many factors play a role in wound healing. Occasionally, normal healing is disrupted, requiring medical intervention to reinitiate the healing process. Below is a brief description of the stages of wound healing highlighting the important characteristics of each. Normal wound … Continue reading Wound Care Concierge Part IV: The Stages of Wound Healing
Essential Nutrients in Wound Healing Paul M. Graham, D.O. Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of proper wound healing. With adequate intake of carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals, the immune system has all the tools necessary for proper healing to take place. If nutrient intake is below what is required, the healing process … Continue reading Wound Care Concierge Part II: Nutrition
Introduction to Wound Care Paul M. Graham, DO Proper wound care is vital to the restoration of normal skin function and integrity. Without the adequate care, many open wounds have the potential to become infected. These infected wounds lower the bodies ability for appropriate wound repair. This could lead to the formation of a chronic … Continue reading Wound Care Concierge: Part 1