Ischemic wounds are any wound that isn’t getting enough blood supply. The limited blood supply also means that an area isn’t being oxygenated properly and is not getting enough nutrients for a healthy healing process.
Some common signs and symptoms of ischemic wounds include a weakened pulse which can cause the area to become pale and even cold.
Aside from causing pain, they can lead to permanent skin and tissue damage.
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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