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Overview of Common Advanced Wound Therapies

Purpose

Key Questions: What are some common advanced wound therapies? How can they treat ulcers that require additional treatment?

If ulcers do not adequately heal with standard treatment, additional modalities such as advanced wound care therapies might be required. This tool will provide an overview of some common advanced wound therapies. Consultations with local experts to become more familiarized with these therapies. 

For more information on wound care see the following article: Wound Care Overview

Contents

  • Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)
  • Electrical stimulation (ES)
  • Electromagnetic therapy (EMT)
  • Ultrasound (US)
  • Ultraviolet light C
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Topical pressurized oxygen therapy 
  • Warming therapy 
  • Biologically active dressings
Contact Person/Organization: 

Wound Canada

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 
2018