Is troubleshooting a slow-healing wound like troubleshooting a slow computer? Hitting reset.

At SALSA, more than 90% of the wounds we see have been treated by other colleagues prior to our initial evaluation. We find that often, nearly everything has been done well in terms of pre-troubleshooting. That leads us to one real failsafe option that we also employ in our technophilic pursuits: when in doubt, hit the reset button.

Generally speaking, we find that taking our wound patient into the operating room and simply doing an uncompromising debridement or “reset” as we like to call it, is a good first step after we have established a “flow” baseline.

In light of recent (and not so recent) data on debridement, we think hitting the reset button might be a good way forward toward simplifying further assessments and therapy.

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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