also called pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone.
Bedsores happen from lying in bed, sitting in a wheelchair or wearing a cast for a prolonged time.
Bed sores often develop on the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone and can develop quickly.
If not recognized and treated immediately, bedsores can quickly turn into serious infections — and can even be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in ten nursing home patients suffers from bedsores or pressure sores (medically known as decubitus ulcers).
Once a bedsore develops, it can take days, months, or even years to heal. It can also become infected, causing fever and chills. An infected bedsore can take a long time to clear up. As the infection spreads through your body, it can also cause mental confusion, a fast heartbeat and generalized weakness.
are human amniotic fluids and/or amniotic membrane tissues that have been minimally manipulated into a liquid or patch format. Amniotic tissue allografts can be placed on or around a wound to serve the same function that they do in utero, which is to cover, protect and nourish tissue.
Amniotic membranes, when used as a biological dressing, helps wound healing by acting as a foundation for re-growth of soft tissue.
Prior to application of the membrane, a thorough history of the patient is necessary as to how the wound was formed, any previous treatments and Chronic Illnesses along with eligibility.
Wound Care Requirements
If you have not received any recent treatments for your wounds, Medicare requires 4 weeks of conservative treatment: cleaning & debridement for 1 day a week for 4 weeks then the Graft can be applied.
This is a Medicare requirement
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