Understanding Wounds

At Organogenesis we are committed to giving clinicians the tools they need to heal. Our advanced wound care product portfolio can empower clinicians with life-changing solutions for their patients.

Phases of Wound Healing
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The wound healing process consists of four phases–hemostatic, inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling. Along with the proper wound care products, our body's different systems work together to repair and replace devitalized tissue in these phases.

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Diabetic foot ulcers
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Diabetic foot ulcers form as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath.
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Venus Leg Ulcers
Venus Leg Ulcers
Venous leg ulcers can occur when the veins in your legs do not push blood back up to your heart as well as they should. Blood backs up in the veins, building up pressure. Increased pressure and excess fluid in the affected area can cause an open sore to form.
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Lacerations
Lacerations
Lacerations
Lacerations go through all the layers of the skin and into underlying tissue like muscle or bone. Lacerations of the extremities including legs, arms, feet, and hands may involve tendons, nerves, and arteries.
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Surgical Dehiscence
Surgical Dehiscence
Dehiscence is a common complication of surgical wounds, involving the breaking open of the surgical incision along the suture.
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Pressure Ulcers
Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin.
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Post Mohs
Post Mohs
Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is a special technique that utilizes both pathology and surgery to remove skin cancer. Post-surgery there may be an open wound, a skin graft, or stitches requiring care.
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BBWM
BBWM

BBWM™ is a proactive approach in which all wounds are considered at risk for biofilm. Biofilm is present in virtually all chronic wounds,1-5 is hard to detect, resistant to treatment, and delays wound healing.6,9

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BBWM™ combines sharp debridement with PuraPly AM, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial barrier, to help control and prevent biofilm re-formation.6-10

Sources:
  1. Carpenter S et al. WOUNDS. 2016;28(6 Suppl):S1-S20.
  2. James GA et al. Wound Repair Regen. 2008;16:37-44.
  3. Malone M et al. J Wound Care. 2017;26(1):20-25.
  4. Schultz G et al. Wound Repair Regen. 2017;25(5):744-757.
  5. Donlan RM et al. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2002;15(2):167-193.
  6. Phillips PL, Wolcott RD, Fletcher J, Schultz GS. Biofilms made easy. Wounds International website. www.woundsinternational.com/made-easys/view/biofilms-made-easy. Published May 17, 2010. Accessed December 20, 2016.
  7. Leaper D, Snyder RJ. Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. Publication No. UKCTA0021. 2008:5-8.
  8. Schierle CF, De la Garza M, Mustoe TA, Galiano RD. Wound Repair Regen. 2009;17(3):354-359.
  9. Wolcott R, Dowd S. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;127(suppl 1):28S-35S.
  10. Brantley J, Park H, Sanchez P, Fitzgerald R. Wounds Int. 2016;7(3):1-5. 6. Percival SL, Vuotto C, Donelli G, Lipsky BA. Adv Wound Care. 2015;4(7):389-397.
Wound Care Centers
A wound care center, or clinic, is a medical facility for treating wounds that do not heal. A team of health care providers trained in wound care can examine your wound and help create a treatment plan.

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