Weekly Debridement Leads to Faster Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers debridement should be part of the standard of care, and repetitive weekly debridement may be beneficial … Written by Kristin Della Volpe … Frequent debridement of chronic wounds is associated with improved healing, according to James Wilcox, RN, lead author of a retrospective study of more than 300,000 wounds. Diabetic foot ulcers accounted for a large percentage of these wounds … “An effective healing strategy for chronic wounds should include an early and accurate diagnosis of wound etiology, as well as the appropriate application of debridement and advanced healing modalities in an effort to achieve optimal outcomes,” said Mr. Wilcox, who is Director of Research and Quality for Medical Affairs at Healogics in Jacksonville, FL, and Immediate Past President of the Baromedical Nurses Association … read more