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Section: CME Category: Wound Care

Closing Surgical Incisions and Chronic Wounds Quickly Easily and with Better Outcomes

Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM, RCPS Glasg, FRSM,

Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, CWS reviews the mechanism of wound closure. He discusses how wound edge tension can affect wound healing as well as the importance of accelerated wound closure in patients with chronic wounds.

Completion (Credits: 0.75) CME (Credits: 0.5)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Review the mechanisms of wound closure
  2. Describe how wound edge tension can be a healing deterrent
  3. Value the importance of accelerated wound closure
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • Completion (Credits: 0.75)

    This lecture has been approved for the PRESENT Podiatric Education Online curriculum by the Council of Teaching Hospitals Residency Education Review Committee.

    Release Date: 12/20/2019 Expiration Date: 12/31/2022

  • CME (Credits: 0.5)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 12/20/2019 Expiration Date: 12/31/2022

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    Matthew Garoufalis has disclosed that he is a consultant for Modulim, Olaregan, Orpyx, RenovoDerm, Stryker, and Uluru; a Speaker for 3M/KCI, Horizon, MiMedx, and Ortho Dermatoogics; and CMO for Advanced Oxygen Therapy, Inc.