Early intervention and treatment helps prevent an acute leg wound becoming chronic
This is Lily* an 86 year old lady with a previous history of venous disease. Lily enjoys a very active and independent lifestyle, and in particular, she loves walking her dog. When Lily was in her garden recently, she dropped a flowerpot and this resulted in a small, but very painful trauma wound on her leg.
Here it is on day 1. As it was just a small wound, Lily put a plaster on it and left it for 3 days.
Lily’s leg on day 3. She reported that her leg felt very sore generally & that the wound was extremely painful.
Lomatuell Pro was applied to the wound. Lily said that she experienced immediate pain relief and comfort with the dressing. She also said that her leg felt much better and she hoped that this might help her sleep better
When reassessed, Lily’s wound showed signs of slough on the wound bed and it was still painful. Her wound was debrided with Debrisoft Lolly to gently remove the slough and then Lomatuell Pro was reapplied to protect the wound & to maintain a healthy moist environment which facilitates effective wound healing.
On day 14 Lily’s wound was reassessed and the wound was showing signs of healing. Lomatuell Pro was reapplied to the wound. Lily’s leg care was managed in accordance with the Best Practice Statement on venous leg ulcers. The guidelines state that, in the absence of arterial disease, Lily’s leg could be managed with compression hosiery < 17mmhg, even in the absence of an ABPI assessment.
Lily was delighted with the speed at which her wound had healed. She had been very fearful about the dressing changes as her leg had been so painful despite the wound being so small.
She had found the Lomatuell Pro dressing so soothing and comfortable from the first application and all the way through the wear time until her wound had healed.
But most of all, Lily was so happy to be able to walk her beloved dog Harvey again.
*not her real name
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