Episode 9: The Big Four
Let’s talk about the association between The Big Four problems:
Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the calcaneus/heel bone. There is soft tissue bursa surrounding the insertion of Achilles tendon; it can become irritated when area by the bony enlargement rubs against shoes. This often leads to painful bursitis. Long-term equinus and irritation at the insertion of the Achilles tendon and lead to small bone spurs which form at that back of the heel and have involvement with the Achilles tendon itself.
Episode 7: When to Keep Wounds Moist or Dry?
When should you air out your wound? When wounds are kept exposed to the air they will dry and form a scab. The purpose of the scab is to protect the wound from environmental contamination. But, at the same time, scabbing has some disadvantages.A scab forms a barrier to the generation of new tissue.
Exposed wounds run the risk of infection, which is complicated when patients have diabetes and vascular disease (PVD or PAD). Moist wound healing is considered the ideal environment for optimal wound healing. The development of a scab is no longer necessary, we use advanced wound care dressings that enhances the body’s natural defenses and healing processes to improve healing outcomes and contributes to improved patient comfort.