Cape Cod Healthcare's Wound Care centers provide the latest in healing technology, expertise and treatments.
Cellular Tissue Products
- Tissue Engineered Skin Substitutes advance wound healing by using living cells to promote healing
- Regenerative Tissue Matrix supports cell repopulation with stem cells by providing a framework for tissue regeneration
- Biological Membranes add growth factors and promote wound healing by stimulating cell migration to the ulcer site
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)
Often referred to as a “wound vac.” A sponge is placed in the wound which is connected to a vacuum pump via small tubing. The pump exerts negative pressure on the sponge which exerts negative pressure on the wound. NPWT supports wound healing by evacuating wound fluids, stimulating tissue growth, reducing the bacteria, maintaining a moist wound environment and ultimately reducing the time to heal. Multiple versions exist, including those with motorized pumps and those with small spring loaded pumps (SNAP.)
This is a means to perform epidermal skin grafting in the clinic setting without the need for anesthesia. Many small blisters of skin are harvested via a special suction device. The harvested blisters are placed on the wound and act as “seeds” for new skin growth.