I thought I’d let you guys explain the mechanism of ischemic rubor to me!
We could figure out whether bleeding is an issue using US Wound Registry data, but it’s a “real world” problem and I don’t see anyone really wanting to know the answer to this, or whether there’s an association between slower healing and any of these medications.
Earlier this week I was showing a patient that, while his wound might look like it was still open, in fact, most of it was covered with skin.
When they asked Willie Sutton, the bank robber, why he robbed banks, he replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” If you want to find a patient with PAD, start in the waiting room of the wound center.
…if only we had the support of CMS and the CDC!
This patient has one of the chronic condition “triads” that Medicare fears most.
What will happen to him under an “episode of care” model of wound care? When did his wound care episode begin? When does it end?