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How Sitting All Day Can Cause a Cyst on Your Tailbone Dec 1st, 2021

If you’ve noticed a strange swelling or bump in the top cleft of your buttocks, you could have a pilonidal cyst. These bumps form when a hair becomes embedded in the skin. Early on, they’re typically small and painless, but over time, they can become infected, inflamed, and quite painful....

Blood Clots: How Compression Therapy Can Help Nov 1st, 2021

The term “blood clots” can seem scary, but they’re not all bad. In fact, within seconds or minutes of hurting yourself, your blood cells start clumping together to form a clot at the injury site. This important step helps protect your wound and prevent additional blood loss.  But while blood...

5 Signs Your Surgical Wound Is Infected Oct 4th, 2021

Recovering from surgery varies from person to person and procedure to procedure. But the one thing they all share is the potential for infection. If you have a surgery requiring incisions, even small ones, it’s essential to watch these areas for signs of infection. This problem is fairly common, affecting...

Benefits of Bioengineered Skin Grafts Sep 1st, 2021

It’s easy to overlook the important role skin plays in your overall health. Believe it or not, it’s the largest organ in your body and provides the first layer of protection against infection and disease. On top of that, it regulates body temperature and gives you the ability to feel...

How to Avoid Diabetic Ulcer Complications Aug 1st, 2021

Unfortunately, wound complications are a serious problem for people with diabetes, especially involving the feet. In fact, approximately 15% of Americans with diabetes end up developing a foot ulcer at some point. Of those with foot ulcers, 6% require hospitalization due to infection or other ulcer complications. A diabetic ulcer...

What To Do When Your Wound Gets Infected Jul 15th, 2021

You can develop a wound on your body for a variety of reasons. Some are the result of accidents, like falling, while others occur because of surgical procedures. It’s even possible to develop a wound from wearing poorly fitting shoes that rub your skin raw. The problem with wounds is...

Treating Pilonidal Cysts Jun 7th, 2021

When you have a pilonidal cyst, an abscess forms near your tailbone in the upper crease of your buttocks. More than 70,000 people suffer from this problem each year in the United States, but it’s most common in men ages 20-35. The good news is that pilonidal cysts are fairly...

Possible Complications After Mohs Surgery May 25th, 2021

Mohs surgery is the standard treatment for many forms of early-stage skin cancer on sensitive areas of the body, including the neck, head, toes, or genitals. What sets it apart from other cancer treatments is its targeted approach.  At Wound Evolution - Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, our team takes...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 24th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Treat Your Diabetic Wound With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Apr 16th, 2021

Living with diabetes comes with challenges, including wound care. That’s because high blood sugar can damage your nerves and veins, preventing healthy oxygen-rich blood from reaching your extremities.  And without proper blood flow, it’s more difficult for sores, cuts, and other wounds to heal. But our team of fully trained...

7 Conditions That Respond Well to Compression Therapy Mar 15th, 2021

Compression therapy has gained attention in mainstream media lately thanks to its popularity among athletes. In fact, you may have seen people running, cycling, or playing in a big game with tight sleeves of spandex on their arms and legs.  While these athletes may be using the sleeves to enhance...

Is Your Bone Infected? Feb 16th, 2021

A bone infection, also known as osteomyelitis, develops when germs reach one or more bones, causing swelling and inflammation.  In the past, these infections were considered incurable. But medical advancements have made osteomyelitis a highly treatable condition, thanks to powerful antibiotics and innovative surgical techniques.  Still, it’s essential to detect...

Understanding Pilonidal Cysts Jan 18th, 2021

Pilonidal cysts usually develop above the cleft of your buttocks at the base of your tailbone. These painful masses form when a hair punctures the skin and becomes embedded in the area.  While pilonidal cysts usually aren’t life-threatening, they’re prone to infection. This can trigger a variety of symptoms, including:...

Understanding Possible Post-Mohs Surgery Complications Dec 29th, 2020

An estimated 9,500 Americans receive a skin cancer diagnosis each day. Fortunately, specialized treatment with Mohs surgery can deliver cure rates as high as 99% while preserving more healthy tissue in the area.  But Mohs surgery still leaves a wound behind, which means you need expert care for optimal healing....

5 Signs Your Surgical Wound Isn't Healing Properly Nov 13th, 2020

Whether you’re preparing for surgery or have just undergone a procedure, you should know to pay attention to the incision site.  Your skin is your body’s natural barrier protecting you from infection, so when you have breaks in your skin — even if a doctor makes them in a sterile...

Stubborn Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Oct 14th, 2020

Approximately 9.3% of Americans live with diabetes, and an estimated 25% of them develop diabetic foot ulcers over their lifetime. Foot ulcers can lead to infection, gangrene, and amputation. In fact, if you have diabetes, you’re 15 times more likely to undergo limb amputation than those without the condition. At...

Questions You Should Ask to Find a Qualified Wound Care Specialist Sep 18th, 2020

In a perfect world, you can expect most wounds to heal within approximately three months. Unfortunately, healing is a complex process, so it’s possible to have wounds that heal slowly or not at all.  And ignoring these sores or ulcers can lead to worsening problems and even dangerous complications, like...

Why a Wound Shouldn’t Take 6 Months to Heal: The Truth Behind Time and Healing Aug 4th, 2020

You can end up with a wound for a variety of reasons. Some wounds can be as tiny as a paper cut, and others can be as significant as a large ulcer. However, no matter what created the opening in your skin, your body goes through four general stages to...