A wound is considered a chronic wound if it has been present for more than 4-6 weeks with no signs of healing. These types of wounds usually occur as a result of poor blood circulation, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. Chronic wounds are most common in the lower legs and feet.
In wound treatment, besides wound care and treating the underlying condition, pain relief is also important. Some people with complex and difficult-to-heal wounds may also need psychological support.
Wound Treatment Methods
Negative Pressure Vacuum (VAC) Therapy
This method of treatment is applied in acute and chronic wounds. It helps to control edema and infection in the wound area and to produce hormones that trigger healing by increasing the blood supply in the local wound area. It provides rapid healing of the injured area by supporting the blood flow in the injured area and preventing the formation of exudate. It is a treatment method we use frequently in chronic and acute wounds.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment
In recent years, we also apply this treatment method, which is frequently used in medical aesthetics and hair transplantation, in wound treatment. As we know, PRP treatment gives successful results in treating skin problems. Likewise, when applied to the injured area, it accelerates the healing process of the wound.
With PRP, growth factors (growth hormones) that are found in the blood taken from the patient and in his own blood are separated by a special method with the help of centrifuge. Separated growth hormones are applied to the injured area to accelerate epithelization, ie the formation of skin and tissue in the injured area. Since PRP is applied by taking the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of allergy. It is a painless procedure. The treatment takes up to 15 minutes.
Growth Hormone Therapy
Heberprot-b is a drug that is injected into and around the ulcerated area for the treatment of diabetic foot. Thanks to this drug, the wounded area is healed quickly. It prevents amputation (foot amputation).
This drug from Cuba is approved by the Ministry of Health. It is a treatment method with a high success rate, which is used for the rapid healing of wounds due to diabetes, preventing and controlling the spread of the wound.
Medical (Modern) Wound Treatment
In this treatment method, wound treatment is performed using wound care products produced with new generation and high technology. The healing process of the wound is accelerated by making certain tests for each patient and preparing collagen-containing wound dressings.
By using microcirculation (capillary circulation) accelerator and activating dressings, the circulation in the wound area is activated. By using silver-containing products, infection focuses and risks in the wound area are eliminated. With this method, which is applied sterile on the wound site, correct and effective dressing is applied to the wounded areas of the patients and the wound closure process is accelerated by providing a positive result of the wound treatment.
Ultrasonic Debriding Therapy
With this method, necrotic (dead) tissues in the wound area are cleaned without damaging the healthy tissues and without applying anesthesia to the patient. When necrotic tissues are removed from the wound area, the wound healing process accelerates and the risk of infection decreases. As the tissue takes air, a healthy and rapid healing process begins. It is a more comfortable and painless method compared to surgical debridement.
Ozone provides an effective solution in the disinfection of infected wounds, in the treatment of wounds caused by bacteria and viruses, with its well-known and medically proven bactericidal, fungicidal and antiviral properties. Another feature is that the blood in the circulation helps to increase the oxygen level and accelerates the healing process of the injured area by providing clean blood to the injured area.