How are wounds and ulcers treated?
Depending on the cause of the wound the treatment options will be different. The ultimate goal is always to close the wound from the inside out as quickly as possible. To this when the circulation to the area is adequate, dead tissue may be removed around the edges of the ulcer itself to promote healing. Other options include oral medications, compression and bed rest. New advances in wound care in recent years include the use of platelet-derived growth factor and the use of laser therapy to speed up the healing process.