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The Power of Protein Oct 9th, 2020

Nutrition is supremely important for proper wound healing.  As I often tell my patients, wound healing is similar to construction.  To build your structure, you need your 2x4s and steel beams.  Protein is the biological equivalent.  Protein itself is made of molecules known as amino acids.  There are 20 human amino acids, and they...

The Burden of Biofilm Aug 5th, 2020

"An infected wound is due to bacteria in the wound."  Simple enough statement, right?  Most of us, even those that are not medical professionals, understand this point.  The truth underpinning this statement, however, is so much more complex.  First, let us understand just the diversity of the "microbiome," or the...

Why go to a Wound Expert? Jul 18th, 2020

Wound Care as a specialty of surgery continues to be a "young" field.  As such, the field continues to experience much exciting growth and flux.  We as a specialty still are answering for ourselves such existential questions as "what are the boundaries of our speciality," "who should be allowed to...

Do I have an infection? Jul 1st, 2020

One of the most common complications that we see in the wound care and tissue regeneration world is infection.  Unlike other pathology, diagnosing a wound infection is not as simple as ordering one lab or performing one test.  For example, when a cardiologist uses angiography to take pictures of your...

Why Won't my Wound Heal? Jun 26th, 2020

A wound might develop for many reasons.  This can range from the quite mundane, like a cut on the foot or a scrape on the shin, to the very serious.  If we think about our everyday life, most wound heal pretty quickly; we put some antibiotic ointment on it, take...