Infected Wound

The effects of bacterial burden, called bioburden, on the wound, are numerous and complex. Bacteria not only compete for the limited nutrients and oxygen present in the wound; they produce endotoxins and exotoxins that destroy normal cellular activities, such as collagen deposition and cross-linking. Failure to recognize the manifestations of the continuum of bioburden conditions leads to prolonged delay of healing and eventually, sepsis, as well as the continued growth of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.

  • Wound Care Surgeons
  • Wound Care Surgeons
  • Wound Care Surgeons
  • Wound Care Surgeons