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Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic and Venous Ulcerations

Advanced Wound Care at Bay Area Podiatry
Reducing the Risk of Amputation and Healing Wounds Faster
Covered by Most Insurance

The doctors and surgeons ay Bay Area Podiatry are wound care specialists with over 60 years of experience in treating diabetic and venous ulcerations. Utilizing advanced techniques and wound care protocols diabetic and venous ulcerations heal faster and with reduced risk of hospitalization and amputation. This includes application of synthetic skin grafting.

Apligraf®

Apligraf is a second skin supplement providing a wound interface that stimulates and accelerates the healing process and new skin development.

Apligraf® is a unique, advanced treatment for healing. It is created from cells found in healthy human skin. Which explains why it looks like a thin, piece of real skin.

It is used to heal ulcers such as diabetic foot and venous leg ulcers that are not healing after 3-4 weeks, despite treatment with conventional therapies.

When healthy skin gets wounded, the proteins and growth factors in the skin stimulate the body to regenerate new skin. This is the normal wound healing process.

However with certain diseases (like diabetes and circulatory problems), the skin is missing these biological substances, and the healing cycle is broken. This leads to the development of non-healing ulcers and wounds.

Apligraf® contains two types of cells - an outer layer of protective skin cells, and an inner layer of cells contained within collagen. Both types of cells contain substances similiar to those found in human skin. Apligraf® does not contain certain things in skin such as hair follicles, sweat glands or blood vessels.

Apligraf® plays an active role in healing by providing to the wound living cells, proteins produced by the cells, and collagen, which are important for healing.

How is Apligraf® different from other wound therapies?

Apligraf® is different because it is NOT a cream, ointment, or traditional wound dressing. It is a living treatment made to treat non-healing ulcers.

Apligraf® is placed directly on the wound.

The wound is then covered with a non-adhesive dressing to keep Apligraf® in place. The area is then wrapped with other dressings that are changed weekly by the doctor or nurse. The healing process now begins, and improvement of the wound can usually be seen within weeks.

Many wound therapies, like dressings and antibacterial treatments, are designed to manage a wound until the body heals itself. Apligraf® plays a more active role in the wound healing process. Apligraf® delivers to the wound living cells, proteins produced by the cells, and collagen which are important for healing.

Make an Appointment Today with one of our wound care specialist today for evaluation, consultation and treatment plan.

AQUACEL® Ag Dressing

Aquacel® AG dressing are useful in the event of infection or in the prevention of infection. The ionic silver incorporated into this woven dressing starts killing a broad spectrum of pathogens, including MSRA and VRE, within 30 minutes of exposure to the Hydrofiber Technology within the dressing as demonstrated by in vitro testing.

AQUACEL® Ag Hydrofiber® Wound Dressing with lonic Silver does more than just provide antimicrobial activity.

AQUACEL® Ag Hydrofiber® Wound Dressing with lonic Silver is indicated for moderate to high exuding wounds which are infected or at risk of infection.

Because it is the only antimicrobial dressing that incorporates Hydrofiber® Technology, it:

  • Releases ionic silver in a controlleda manner as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing
  • May help protect periwound skin by helping reduce the risk of maceration
  • Is soft and conformable
  • Supports wound healing by providing a moist wound healing environment
  • AQUACEL® Ag Hydrofiber® Wound Dressing with lonic Silver provides rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity in vitro.
  • As demonstrated in in vitro testing, AQUACEL® Ag Hydrofiber® Wound Dressing with lonic Silver provides sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 7 days.

Make an Appointment Today with one of our wound care specialist today for evaluation, consultation and treatment plan.

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