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Ten top tips: myth-busting wound care

Patricia Hotaling
16 December 2021

As long as people have had wounds, there have been theories about the best ways to help them heal. These ways have resulted in adages, wives’ tales, mother-knows-best and other theories of how to manage and promote healing, however, some of which have stood the test of time and are supported by research. Some have been abandoned due to better evidence emerging, others have been lost to better products, while others have been deserted due to a better understanding of human anatomy and physiology. While it would be wonderful to say that all clinicians are practicing with the most up-todate science, we know that is not true. This article is going to discuss 10 of the biggest myths in wound care that have perpetuated, despite significant improvements in current science and research to disprove their effectiveness.

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