How Doctors got Creative to Achieve a nearly 70% Success Rate Treating Ulcers

Published Tuesday October 25, 2016

The best care demands the best proof of both outcome and value. Trial and error is inherent when searching for the best new applications of healthcare, which is usually manifested by creative, outside of the box thinking. With over thousands of wound care products in today’s market, due diligence is a must in the search for which products work best for various types of wounds. In this particular study, we used a particular engineered matrix that was made up of a porous matrix of cross-linked bovine (bovine, meaning cattle) tendon collagen and glycosaminoglycan and a semi-permeable polysiloxane (Fancy term for silicone) layer .

 
I had the honor of training with a world class multi-specialty wound care team at MedStar Georgetown University hospital in Washington D.C. that made the decision to use this particular product on chronic ulcers caused by unusual or “atypical” etiologies such as: systemic autoimmune diseases, sickle cell anemia, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other rare diseases. The results were promising, with almost 70% of these difficult ulcers healing completely. This particular product is now part of my practice as a podiatric surgeon. If you have a wound or ulcer that has not healed for greater than one month and has failed conservative therapy, you should consider seeking medical attention and make an appointment as soon as possible. If you have a wound or ulcer that has failed several treatment options, we may first need additional tests ordered to gather information on blood flow, tissue oxygenation, nutritional status and the presence of infection. The treatment will depend on various factors but most can generally start upon their first visit. 

 

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