Lower extremity wounds are becoming increasingly common, and they often come with a host of complications.
They are complex, prone to infection, multifactored wounds that often become chronic. Moreover, the prevalence of these wounds is increasing due to many contributing factors in the modern lifestyle. Patients with arterial, venous, or diabetic ulcers often live in perpetual pain with a diminished quality of life. Selecting a waterproof and gentle adhesive to secure dressings and therapeutic devices can enhance the healing environment – which is one component of creating optimal healing conditions and achieving wound closure.
Below are more resources related to lower extremity chronic wounds and dressings:
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Topical Management Strategies
- Assessment and Management of Sacral Pressure Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcer Wound Dressings and Challenges
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Management of Common Problems
- Venous Leg Ulcer Treatment: Strategies for Effectively Managing Wound Exudate
- Mitigating Skin Maceration & Adhesive Damage to Peri-Wound