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Learn more about wound care

Edgepark carries a full line of basic and advanced wound care supplies to address a multitude of acute and chronic wounds. Learn more about wounds and wound care by reading these articles:

 

Wound care 101

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It has several functions, including protecting your body from outside dirt and germs, helping you regulate body temperature and making it possible for you to experience sensations like touch, hot and cold.  [Read More]

 

How do dressings help wounds heal?

When your body is injured, either by a cut, trauma or for any other reason that causes a wound, the tissue needs time to heal. For serious wounds, your health care provider will evaluate the injury and choose dressings that are specifically designed to aid in the healing process. [Read More]

 

What are chronic wounds?

A chronic wound doesn’t follow a predictable healing pattern. As a result, a chronic wound can be difficult to treat – and heal. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 6.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds.  [Read More]

 

What is wound exudate?

As part of the healing process, the body produces fluid to help repair the wound. This fluid is called exudate. For a wound to heal properly, it needs to be at the right moisture level. Too much fluid can hinder healing and harbor bacteria that can lead to infection. On the other hand, too little moisture, and the body will have difficulty repairing the wounded area.  [Read More]

 

What is wound debridement?

Debridement is the removal of dead tissue from a wound to expose healthy, living tissue. The removed tissue may sometimes also be infected.  This procedure is an important step in the treatment of wounds, since healing cannot take place with dead tissue present in the wound. [Read More]

 

Pressure ulcer wound stages and dressings

Unlike other wounds, pressure ulcers are classified into four stages based on their severity. Pressure ulcers happen when the skin and tissue under the skin are injured from constant pressure. Bony places on the body like the heels, ankles, hips and buttocks are at particular risk for bed sores since the bone is close to the skin and can press against it. People with limited mobility – perhaps they’re confined to a wheelchair or bedridden – are most prone to pressure ulcers.  [Read More]

 

How dressings help control infection

Keeping the wound area free of infection is an important part of aiding the body’s natural healing process. While all dressings promote healing, some dressings include special features specifically designed to prevent, control or decrease infection.  [Read More]

 

Wound dressing types

The following dressings are the most common choices used in wound treatment. Note: Dressings are often combined, since different dressings serve different treatment purposes.  [Read More]

 

What is EB?

Patients with EB have extremely fragile skin due to a genetic abnormality that causes the skin to blister from the slightest friction or changes in temperature. There are several different kinds of EB; the severity of symptoms depends on the kind of EB the person has.  [Read More]

 

Insurance coverage for EB treatment

For people with EB (epidermolysis bullosa), a rare, genetic skin condition, health insurance coverage is often complex. The information below covers some basic guidelines to keep in mind when it comes to health insurance coverage for EB. However, for a more complete understanding of insurance coverage, call your health insurance provider or contact an Edgepark Customer Care Specialist.  [Read More]