Elevated protease activity (EPA) may disrupt wound healing. This Made Easy describes the types of wounds that may have EPA and how wounds with EPA may be identified. The methods that may be used to reduce protease activity to a level where healing can progress are also discussed.
Wounds with EPA, and therefore at risk of delayed healing, can now be readily identified using the WOUNDCHEK™ Protease Status point of care test. The wounds identified as have EPA can receive targeted treatment to modulate protease activity with the expectation that both clinical and economic outcomes will be improved.
This made easy has been supported by Systagenix.