A surgical wound is a cut or incision in the skin that is usually made by a scalpel during surgery. Surgical wounds vary greatly in size. They are usually closed with sutures, but are sometimes left open to heal.
Surgical wounds develop when there is damage to the blood supply or care is not given to the surgical wounds properly.
Surgical wounds that have become chronic appear swollen, hot and reddish.
Surgical wounds can reopen.
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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