In this case, the resident had all of the classic characteristics of an arterial ulcer
The treatment strategy for arterial ulcers
depends on how much fluid can pass through the arteries.
Currently in a 75-patient Phase II diabetic foot ulcer clinical trial being conducted at some of the nation's top institutions, the drug is being considered for additional indications including venous leg ulcers, arterial ulcers
, pressure ulcers, thermal and chemical wounds, and scar prevention.
Stage II, III and some stage IV wounds, especially arterial ulcers
, produce extreme pain; besides making the resident uncomfortable, this pain also increases metabolism and slows the healing process.
National recommends that you consult with your doctor before wearing compression stockings above 30 mmHg, if you have arterial circulation problems, or if you intend to use compression stockings as a treatment and preventative for diabetics from developing venous or arterial ulcers
in their lower legs.
The expected growth in the APAC wound care market can be attributed to an expanding population and high prevalence of chronic wounds due to diabetic ulcers, arterial ulcers
For example, compression, the treatment of choice for venous ulcers, is contraindicated for arterial ulcers
Acellular dermal tissue is used clinically in the treatment of partial and full-thickness burns, traumatic tissue loss due to injury and for chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and venous and arterial ulcers
Such chronic wounds including diabetic ulcers and arterial ulcers
need specialized care; else these may harbor serious infections such as eschar, and tissue necrosis.