From Today’s Wound Clinic: The Handwriting on the Wall for Wound Management

Re-printed from Today's Wound Clinic We are at an important crossroads in the field of wound management. From the perspective of new technologies, the future is bright. Unfortunately, the future of the field itself is dismal. Under Medicare’s new Quality Payment...

Our Physician Compare Article is in This Month’s Issue of “Advances in Skin & Wound Care”

More wound relevant quality measures are under consideration by CMS for depiction on Physician Compare in 2020.

UPDATE: Wounds are a SYMPTOM – What’s the Diagnosis? Crowdsourcing Tough Wound Diagnoses

A few weeks ago we began an experiment right here on this blog, taking a look at a complicated wound care case and “crowdsourcing” the diagnosis. We thought it would be fun to share some of the comments to date, along with some follow-up comments from me.

Diamonds May NOT Be a Girl’s Best Friend

As part of my holistic approach to wound management, I offered to wear this ring for awhile so the patient wouldn’t risk cutting herself with it again. For some reason she didn’t agree to that plan. I had to be satisfied with requesting a home health PT evaluation...

Debridement Disgrace – Don’t Traumatize Inflammatory Ulcers

These excruciatingly painful left leg lesions began after a minor scratch five month earlier. New lesions had continued to form in response to debridements at another wound center. She had a new and rapidly enlarging anterior shin lesion on the other leg that formed...

EDS-Related Wound Dehiscence, a Not-So-Rare Condition in Wound Care

How many cases of EDS have I have missed in 30 years if I have found 3 of this “very rare” condition in one year?

Laundry, NPWT and Life after Death – This Week’s Undaunted Spirit

This beautiful lady (who is wearing a KCI VAC in the photo), is herself seriously ill, but she’s making the most of life after death. She is my definition of an undaunted spirit.

We Can Predict Whether a Venous Leg Ulcer Will Heal – We Know Not Everyone is Happy About That

A few weeks ago we published a manuscript about the development of the Wound Healing Index for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs). The link is below. What is the VLU WHI? The VLU WHI makes it possible to predict at the initial visit whether a venous ulcer will heal with...

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Dr. Fife is a world-renowned wound care physician. She is the Director of the Wound Care Center at CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, CMO of Intellicure, Inc., Exec. Director of the US Wound Registry & Editor of Today’s Wound Clinic.

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Diamonds May NOT Be a Girl’s Best Friend

Diamonds May NOT Be a Girl’s Best Friend

As part of my holistic approach to wound management, I offered to wear this ring for awhile so the patient wouldn’t risk cutting herself with it again. For some reason she didn’t agree to that plan. I had to be satisfied with requesting a home health PT evaluation for...

Wheels on Water and the Undaunted Spirit Award

Wheels on Water and the Undaunted Spirit Award

With his permission, I’m posting this amazing photo of my friend and former patient, Kevin – whose mobility limitations do not keep him down. He’s also helping others experience the challenge and excitement of hunting, even if they hunt on wheels. You can support his...

HBOT and Brain Injury – Guest Blog by Dick Clarke

HBOT and Brain Injury – Guest Blog by Dick Clarke

Guest blog post by Dick Clarke of National Baromedical Services On August 1 of this year, a bill entitled the “North Carolina Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment and Recovery Act”  (House Bill 50 / SL 2019-175)...

Breaking News on Site Neutrality

Breaking News on Site Neutrality

Evidence has been accumulating for years that site neutrality is coming. I don’t think it is an issue of whether but when. This executive order might bring it a bit closer, but doesn’t implement it.

The “Art” of Wound Care

The “Art” of Wound Care

I recently spoke at a conference where an artist depicted each speaker’s presentation visually. This is how he interpreted my rapid fire, “Current state of wound care in 15 minutes.”

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