Loc: Northern California
I know this is probably going to vary by many factors but can anyone tell me the usual frequency of debridment on a pressure ulcer. I have been VERY lucky in my 24 years post injury to have only had 3 pressure ulcers but my most recent (and current one) has been an absolute nightmare. It's location (on lower left butt cheek but to the leftside) and reason it ever developed in the first place was within 2 days when I had flu-like symptoms from a UTI (I started antibiotics for it later than I should have). The treatment I'm getting for it is at a new Wound Clinic in our rural area and they want to debrid it every weekly visit which I NEVER had done on any of my other ulcers. My other 2 were debrided one time on my first visit and with the 2nd ulcer a VAC closed it up from there. I've seen GREAT results from the last VAC and want desperately to use it this time but no one can figure out why the drainage keeps getting under the drape and falls off in less than 24 hours, which has also caused a really bad skin reaction (although that is not what they debrid). I questioned the new doc my last visit & asked why they keep removing any progress made and he got really pissed I questioned his "authority". He had one of those "God complex" personalities and I WON'T be seeing him again EVER! |
Anyway, has anyone had an ulcer needing weekly debridment as a means to close it up?