What is the best way to care for a wound?

Written by Paul M. Graham, D.O. Let’s face it, it is almost guaranteed that sometime during your lifetime you will experience an injury that causes a skin wound. For many, the wound is only superficial and relatively mild but for some, these wounds can be quite extensive and distressing. One of the biggest fears people haveContinue reading “What is the best way to care for a wound?”

Wound Care Concierge: Bandages and Dressings

Paul M. Graham, DO Over the past two months we have covered various topics on wound care. This article is the last part of our Wound Care Concierge series and will discuss the various wound care dressings on the market today. This list is not meant to be all inclusive and should act as aContinue reading “Wound Care Concierge: Bandages and Dressings”

How To Effectively Remove A Splinter

Paul M. Graham, DO In May 2016, the American Academy of Dermatology released an article outlining the steps for proper at-home removal of a wood splinter. As the summer approaches, many people will be spending a lot time outdoors. Whether your cooking out on the grill, working in the yard, going to a baseball game, or just relaxing onContinue reading “How To Effectively Remove A Splinter”

Wound Care Concierge Part V: Types of Wounds

Paul M. Graham, DO In this article, we will describe the most common types of wounds typically encountered by physicians and discuss in detail the characteristics of varying wound etiologies and treatment options available for each. Without an appropriate wound care treatment regimen, chronic wounds may develop. One of the most important aspects of wound care is preventing theContinue reading “Wound Care Concierge Part V: Types of Wounds”

Wound Care Concierge Part IV: The Stages of Wound Healing

Paul M. Graham, DO Proper wound care is vital to preserving the integrity of our largest organ system, the skin. Many factors play a role in wound healing. Occasionally, normal healing is disrupted, requiring medical intervention to reinitiate the healing process. Below is a brief description of the stages of wound healing highlighting the important characteristics of each. Normal woundContinue reading “Wound Care Concierge Part IV: The Stages of Wound Healing”

Wound Care Concierge Part III: The Power of Protein and More

Paul M. Graham, DO Sources of Protein for Wound Healing As I mentioned in a previous post (Wound Care Concierge Part II: Nutrition), it is recommended that a healthy adult consume at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day (60-70 g for a 70 kg adult) for proper nutrition and woundContinue reading “Wound Care Concierge Part III: The Power of Protein and More”

Wound Care Concierge Part II: Nutrition

Essential Nutrients in Wound Healing Paul M. Graham, D.O. Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of proper wound healing. With adequate intake of carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals, the immune system has all the tools necessary for proper healing to take place. If nutrient intake is below what is required, the healing processContinue reading “Wound Care Concierge Part II: Nutrition”

Wound Care Concierge: Part 1

Introduction to Wound Care Paul M. Graham, DO Proper wound care is vital to the restoration of normal skin function and integrity.  Without the adequate care, many open wounds have the potential to become infected.  These infected wounds lower the bodies ability for appropriate wound repair.  This could lead to the formation of a chronicContinue reading “Wound Care Concierge: Part 1”