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Picture: A wound on a child's foot is treated with modern dressing materials.

Wound management

    Time alone does not heal all wounds

    Poorly healing wounds, pressure sores and surgical scars are fortunately quite rare in childhood. In some cases, however, they are a major problem. With appropriately adapted wound management, we enable/support wound healing, prevent complications, reduce pain and improve the quality of life.

    The basis for successful treatment is guideline-based wound management with the use of modern dressing materials and consistent positioning.

    Neuropaediatric patients are particularly at risk for pressure sores and bedsores, so-called decubital ulcers. Underweight, lack of active movement, reduced pain perception and malpositions are additional risk factors. Postoperative wound healing disorders also occur. In addition, there is often a lack of or inadequate ability to communicate pain.

    Pressure sores can also be caused by aids that do not fit or plaster casts that are too tight postoperatively. If they are not recognised in time, pressure sores with blistering or even deep wounds can occur.

    At Children`s Hospital Schömberg we actively prevent pressure sores in all patients and patients with a corresponding risk by means of consistent positioning therapy. Special positioning aids or devices are also used. In this way, we have successfully prevented the development of decubital ulcers for years.

    When admitting persons with already existing decubiti or wound healing disorders, we treat them according to the guidelines and can thus bring the wounds to heal without complications in most cases.