Dr Sahil Singla, Plastic Surgeon in Panipat
MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), DNB (Plastic Surgery) Maulana Azad Medical College, LNJP hospital, New Delhi
Expert in Cosmetic, Plastic, & Reconstructive Surgery
If you have a chronic wound which is hard to heal that results in pain or loss, you can benefit from the services of a board-certified plastic surgeon at home. Your treatment will focus on wound management and healing so you can get back to the things you love.
WOUND CARE AND MANAGEMENT
Chronic wounds, also known as difficult-to-heal wounds, affect one in fifty people. As lifestyle changes and age, this problem becomes more common, but its frequency increases with certain diseases. By following a few tips, their incidence can be reduced and the healing time can be accelerated. In this blog post, we will introduce you to this.
Any wound or injury must be evaluated and treated in a correct and timely manner, in order to avoid complications.
If not treated properly, wounds can cause complications such as infections, discomfort and even end up in a shrinkable or unsightly scar. This is why the correct diagnosis and care of them are fundamental factors in an optimal recovery.
Wounds are injuries that affect the skin and other tissues of the body. Its origin is diverse: cuts, trauma, derived from surgeries, bites, burns, among others. They are divided into two types characterized mainly by their duration.
- Acute: when its evolution and recovery is within the parameters of time and adequate way.
- Chronic: when after the normal time (generally 4 to 6 weeks) it does not reach a complete cure or does not respond adequately to treatment.
Whatever the type and cause of the wound, it requires personalized and timely management. “The sooner we can have a correct diagnosis of a wound, the simpler and more effective our intervention becomes and there is less risk of complications,” explains
A wound care is a medical facility for treating wounds that do not heal. It is considered a wound that does not heal if:
- Has not started to heal in 2 weeks
- Has not fully healed in 6 weeks
The care is carried out by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, to improve the evolution of the patient taking into account all aspects of their disease and not only the data of the wound or injury, and thus better care and treatment are provided for their prompt Recovery.
The goals of treatment include:
- Wound healing
- Stop the wound from getting worse or becoming infected
- Prevent the loss of a limb
- Prevent new wounds from occurring or old wounds from reappearing
- Help you stay mobile
What wounds may require advanced healing?
- Animal bites
- Complicated operative wounds
- Pressure injuries
- Diabetic foot
- Traumatic injuries
- Venous and arterial ulcers
- Other wounds
It is very important that you see a doctor with your non-healing injury and do not try to heal the wound with home remedies, “miracle ointments”, “best practices” heard from relatives and acquaintances. Without the treatment of the underlying disease, all topical treatments are ineffective in the long run, and improper wound care can cause serious complications. If possible, do not wait for the wound to appear, as with professional care and attention, the formation can be prevented in the vast majority of cases.
Early symptoms can be any discoloration of the skin, itching, inflamed, hardened areas, pain, swelling of the feet, these symptoms should be referred to a specialist. If you have a wound that does not heal, is covered in yellowing, sticky plaque, or black skin necrosis, the area is inflamed, or it is painful or secretions, see a doctor as soon as possible.
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR CHRONIC WOUNDS
Chronic wounds should always be treated with the help of a plastic surgeon in Delhi. With professional care – although it sometimes seems expensive at first hearing – we can save money, because if we do not use appropriate, unprofessional treatment, we can often cause additional diseases, which are not only more expensive to treat, but even life-threatening.
Because each wound is different, proper wound care can only begin after a thorough examination. The key to wound care in our practice is not only to treat the wound properly, but also to try to find out the cause of the problem, if necessary, we also consult with other specialists (eg vascular surgeon, dermatologist, diabetologist) when treating wounds. We apply the principles of modern wound management in the treatment of chronic wounds. Accordingly, we treat wounds from various diseases with wet wound dressings and teach our patients and their relatives how to use bandages and materials correctly.