A chronic wound is a debilitating condition that often leads to a significant decrease in the quality of one’s life. Whether it’s due to uncontrolled diabetes, trauma, poor circulation, or pressure, a chronic wound may eventually threaten the person’s limb. In some cases, it can lead to loss of life. It is vital to address these wounds with a comprehensive strategy to get the wound to close as quickly as possible and that’s where biologic wound matrix comes into the picture. Essentially, a biologic wound matrix is a bioengineered layer, or sheet, of tissue designed from mammalian tissues to be placed over an open wound for purposes of protecting and closing the wound. There are many new products that incorporate necessary growth factors into these sheets, which in turn helps promotes faster tissue genesis.
Using a biologic wound matrix, non-healing wounds, regardless of their age can be healed in most cases. They can be healed without grafting of human tissue which can be painful and may have significant failure rates. The biologic wound matrix promotes rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Biologic wound matrix is placed into or covering a wound, then resorbed and replaced with new native tissue where scar tissue would normally be expected. It is intended for the management of wounds including: partial and full-thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, wound dehiscence, abrasions, lacerations, second degree burns, skin tears, trauma wounds and draining wounds. Our goal is to help our patients remain as mobile as possible during the postoperative period. Our commitment is to bring you the latest and most advanced treatment alternatives, personally tailored to return you to a healthier, pain-free lifestyle. At California Foot & Ankle Institute, we strongly believe that utilizing products to safely facilitate healing is the future of medicine. We provide treatments with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Amniofix, Epifix, and Epicord, to name a few. This philosophy and approach to care significantly improves patient’s outcomes and typically shortens recovery times.
California Foot and Ankle Institute uses the latest in regenerative techniques to enhance treatment and recovery for a variety of foot and ankle procedures.
Regenerative medicine, an interdisciplinary field that applies engineering and life science principles to promote regeneration, can potentially restore diseased and injured tissues and whole organs. There are several products on the market that are proven safe and effective in facilitating the healing of injuries. These materials may be injected into damaged tissues or applied as sheets to cover wounds or defects. There are 4 primary reasons we use these treatments routinely:
CASE STUDY #1, G.G.
The patient is a 59 year old male with diabetes who developed a wound on the right big toe. Further complicating matters, it was discovered that the toes of his left foot had been amputated five years ago due to complications from a similar wound that was not treated properly. Wound care was immediately administered which included a regular regimen of debridement of all dead tissues and the application of a biologic wound matrix. Within months the right big toe wound was completely healed without any complications.
CASE STUDY #2 J.G.
Patient was a 67 year old male with a chronic open wound on the right leg and foot which had been present for over one year.
The treatment at California Foot and Ankle Institute prevented the patient from having a below-the-knee amputation.
EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF A WOUND IS VITAL TO PREVENT SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS WHICH MAY THREATEN LIFE OR LIMB. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS SUFFERING FROM A WOUND, DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL (949) 833-3406 FOR AN EVALUATION BY ONE OF OUR EXPERT PODIATRISTS