Current Cardiology Reports

, 15:346

The ABC’s of Wound Care

Peripheral Vascular Disease (M Shishehbor, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11886-013-0346-6

Cite this article as:
Bumpus, K. & Maier, M.A. Curr Cardiol Rep (2013) 15: 346. doi:10.1007/s11886-013-0346-6
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Peripheral Vascular Disease

Abstract

Non-healing wounds represent a challenging problem for physicians and patients alike. Although treatment strategies are aimed at specific causes, there are basic management principles that apply to all wounds. The purpose of this article is to review these core management principles as they apply to lower extremity wounds. Key points include a multidisciplinary approach and individualized plans of care as per specific patient needs. A comprehensive treatment plan will lead to faster healing and improved outcomes.

Keywords

Chronic woundPeripheral arterial diseaseLeg edemaOffloadingInfectionWound care

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedic SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Lower Extremity Wound ClinicCardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA