Non-healing amputation wound

Author: Lin You Cheng

Keywords: fast healing, quality of life, home care, collagen, alginate, never too old to heal

Key points:

  • Patient: 76-year-old male, 2nd + 3rd toe amputations.
  • Tissue oxygenation plays a key role in healing.
  • Non-healing post-amputation wound of 2nd and 3rd toe open for 6 months.
  • Open 24 weeks, healed in 8 weeks.
  • Previous dressings included alginate and collagen and the patient had a complex medical history.
  • The patient found it easy to live with the NATROX® O₂ device while at home. Later they were able to configure a prosthetic leg.
  • Back page: How to enhance clinical outcomes, patient benefits of using NATROX® O₂.