WOUND CARE

Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy for Wound Care – Insurance Covered Amniotic Allograft

 

When a person has a lower extremity wound, under normal circumstances the ability to heal is intact.

However, any one of the following may lead to a decreased ability to heal, which can eventually result in infection and possibly amputation:

Diabetes

Burns

Pressure Ulcer

Venous Leg Ulcers

Traumatic Wounds

Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the most common complications associated with diabetes. Unfortunately, over half of them become infected which can lead to the need for an amputation. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations.

A foot ulceration precedes the vast majority of necessary amputations, and thankfully most diabetic foot ulcers are preventable.

Burn injuries to the body occur from several different scenarios. This may include electrical burn, steam, fire, hot liquid/object or a caustic agent.

 

Burns are classified according to the thickness of skin involved. This includes first degree (partial thickness like a bad sunburn), second degree(lower layer of skin) or third degree (full thickness). The need for wound healing assistance is determined by the burn degree, patient’s underlying issues and how large the burn area is.

A pressure sore, also known as a bedsore, results from continuous pressure on the skin for a long period of time. Our bodies need to be shifted from time to time, so that sufficient blood flow occurs. Otherwise, the skin may die and a pressure sore results. Most of the time, the bedsores occur over bony areas like the hip, tailbone, ankle, heel, etc.

 

Who is at risk of a bedsore? Well, it’s typically those who have a medical condition that limits movement and are not able to change positions. This may include a person who is paralyzed, or bedridden in a nursing home, etc.

 

Traumatic wounds may include a crush injury, cut, laceration, etc which causes significant injury. Some may heal with the body’s own natural processes, whereas others may require drainage, cleaning, surgical closure and more.

 

If the injury has caused significant damage to the surrounding blood vessels or the person has underlying conditions preventing healing, then additional treatments may help it to heal.

 

A venous leg ulcer may result from inadequate blood circulation in a person’s lower extremity. Unlike arteries, veins work through a series of valves to enable blood return to the heart. Should the valves become damaged, an ulcer may result.

These ulcers may either take a LONG time to heal (months), or they may not heal and get infected.

For all of these wound healing issues, Stem Cell Recruitment TherapyTM may be the best option for the patient. The physician either injects an amniotc fluid into the wound area, or may lay a placental membrane over the wound to facilitate healing.

 

These treatments provide a significant amount of growth factors, which facilitates the rebuilding of new, healthy granulation tissue in the wound. Insurance coverage exists for the wound healing Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy, and typically facilitates repair that may mitigate the need for an amputation.

To find a physican who performs Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy for all types of wound healing, call R3 Medical today