Prescription Wound Care Products

Wound Care and Foot & Ankle Specialist located in Mission Viejo, CA

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Prescription Wound Care Products

Non-healing foot, ankle, and leg wounds pose a serious threat to your health, putting you at risk for skin and bone infections and gangrene. Board-certified podiatric surgeon and wound care expert Thomas Rambacher, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA, at Foot Ankle Leg Wound Care Orange County in Mission Viejo, California, helps you overcome dangerous wounds with prescription wound care products that nurture and accelerate healing while preventing bacterial infections. To learn more, call the office today or request an appointment online to get skilled wound care.

Prescription Wound Care Products Q&A

Why would I need prescription wound care products?

Foot and leg wounds (ulcers) that stem from diabetes and blood vessel disease refuse to heal on their own. And even with medical wound care, they can heal slowly or recur. The longer these wounds linger, the larger they get, resulting in bone infections, gangrene, and the risk of amputation.

Today’s prescription wound care products promote healing, giving you the best chance of overcoming dangerous ulcers.

What prescription wound care products might I need?

Wound care products routinely used by Dr. Rambacher include:

Advanced dressings

Sometimes you only need a basic gauze dressing. But for moderate to severe non-healing wounds, you need an advanced dressing engineered to create the optimal healing environment.

Here are a few examples:

  • Antimicrobial dressings (infused with antimicrobial agents to prevent infections)
  • Alginate dressings (absorb 15-20 times their own weight in wound secretions)
  • Hydrocolloid dressings (a waterproof dressing for uninfected wounds)
  • Medical-grade honey dressings (infused with antimicrobial honey)

Another option is foam dressings, which block bacteria, may be infused with antimicrobials, protect skin over bony areas, and create a moist healing environment.

Prescription wound care products

Dr. Rambacher can choose from a vast array of advanced dressings and products that may be infused with iodine, silver, honey, antibiotics, and many other healing agents.

Restorative therapies

Restorative therapies use the body’s natural cells to enhance wound healing. Dr. Rambacher may use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to accelerate healing or restorative cells that rebuild and repair tissues.

Skin substitutes

When Dr. Rambacher needs to restore a large wound, he may use your own skin and perform a skin graft or flap reconstruction. Or he can use one of today’s advanced skin substitutes, which may be bioengineered or made from human or animal tissues.

Can I use prescription wound care products at home?

Yes, you can use prescription wound care products at home. In fact, Dr. Rambacher teaches you how to change dressings and care for your wound at home to ensure ongoing healing.

He may recommend products available at your pharmacy or online, such as skin protectants, foam dressings, and antimicrobial sprays and wipes.

Dr. Rambacher may also prescribe wound care products that you pick up at your pharmacy and use at home. For example, he may recommend Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment, which eliminates damaged tissues, or Regranex® gel, a product containing growth factors that speed up healing.

To learn more about prescription wound care products, call Foot Ankle Leg Wound Care Orange County or use online booking today.