How does the skin function?
The skin is a vital organ and a genuine envelope for the human body. Considered to be the largest organ in the body the functions…Find out more
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare, genetic skin disease, which affects around 500,000 people worldwide. It is estimated that there are around 1,000 people in…Find out more
Pressure ulcers are common in people confined to bed for long periods, or immobilised due to a disease/accident. Each year in France, 300,000 patients are…Find out more
Of all wounds, the surgical wound (or operating wound) is probably the most distinct. In effect, unlike other wounds it is caused by an intentional…Find out more
In Australia there are about 5,800 people hospitalised each year for burns. 1 Children under the age of 5 and males are most at risk…Find out more
Leg ulcers are wounds that are often caused but problems with veins and/or arteries. Around one per cent of the Australian population suffers from leg…Find out more
Looking for advice on how to treat your ulcer?
It is not always easy to know what to do, when, as a patient, you are faced with a chronic ulcer. Doctor Nabila Benahmed, Medical…Find out more
Diabetic foot ulcers
Diabetic foot is one of the most common, costly and severe complications of diabetes. 1 in 4 people with diabetes will potentially develop a foot…Find out more
Main principles of healing
Wound healing times can vary, depending on the person and the type of wound. Times which vary according to the type of wound (acute or…Find out more