“Wounds are common and the role of good quality wound care cannot be over-stressed”.

Wounds can be caused by:

  • Burns: Any kind of burns, second or third degree can cause wounds. Burns can be caused by heat, electricity or different chemicals.
  • Poor circulation: Both arterial insufficiency (blood vessels carrying blood from heart to different places in the body) and venous insufficiency(blood vessels carrying blood back to the heart) can cause wounds. Arterial insufficiency can be caused by fatty and calcium deposits in the walls of the blood vessels. Symptoms include leg pain on walking. Risk factors include smoking, diabetes and aging. Venous insufficiency is caused by improper functioning of vein valves in the leg. Symptoms include leg swelling and pain at rest relieved by walking. Risk factors include obesity, and prolonged standing.
  • Diabetes mellitus: Uncontrolled diabetes can cause or worsen wound healing and superimposed infections are common.
  • Pressure: Persistent pressure over one area especially over a bone can cause skin breakdown and wounds. These are commonly seen in immobile patients.
  • Skin cancers: Skin cancers destroy skin and cause wounds
  • Injuries: Different kinds of injuries can cause breach in the skin leading to wounds.
  • Infections: Breach in the surface of the skin leads to wounds and the bacteria which are present on the surface of the skin migrate to the inner parts of the body leading to infections.

Dr.Bassi worked in a Wound Care Clinic gaining insight and valuable experience. He offers simple wound care to all his patients. He evaluates his patient to determine and treat the underlying cause of the wound(s) to hasten wound healing. He uses the right wound treatment including a combination of cleansing the wound, minor debridement, use of appropriate dressing and oral or topical antibiotic as needed.

He advises and educates his patients so they can self-manage most of the wound care at home. He follows them closely at the clinic or via telemedicine to make sure they attain complete wound healing, if possible.
Despite his best efforts, if Dr.Bassi feels the wound is not healing, he arranges for referral to a wound care specialist/ surgeon or hospital for further special treatments.

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Most wounds heal by themselves, with or without a scar. Wounds that do not heal over
a period of time require evaluation and treatment with a doctor. Several factors delay
wound healing leading to chronic wounds.
  • Alcoholism
  • Edema at the site(swelling)
  • Foreign body inside the wound
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Infection
  • Large wounds
  • Malnutrition
  • Older age
  • Obesity
  • Poor circulation
  • Poor oxygenation
  • Poor hydration at the wound
  • Persistent or repetitive trauma
  • Smoking
  • Underlying chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus.

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