Surgical and Pressure Related Wounds

An incision is a "cut" through the skin that is made during surgery. It also called a "surgical wound." Some incisions are small, and others are very long. The size of the incision depends on the type of surgery performed. Pressure wounds, such as bedsores, are injuries to skin and its tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin.

Programs + Services


Center for Vascular, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine

The Center for Vascular, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Tufts MC in Boston treats wounds that won't heal including diabetic foot ulcers and venous stasis.
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Doctors + Care Team

Timothy Curran, DPM

Timothy Curran, DPM

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Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Podiatrist
Department(s): Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5269
Fax #: 617-636-5178

Podiatry

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Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Medical Director, Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management; Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7761
Fax #: 617-636-3198

Transplant infectious diseases, wound care at the Center for Vascular Medicine, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, travel medicine, general infectious disease

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Research + Clinical Trials


The effect of local tranexamic acid on post-operative ecchymosis in eyelid surgery

This is a multisite, randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating the effect of local tranexamic acid on post-operative ecchymosis in eyelid surgery. Patients will act as their own controls with one eyelid receiving a control injection of standard local anesthetic whereas the other eyelid will be randomized to receive a mixture of local anesthetic and tranexamic acid. Post-operative ecchymosis will be graded by a masked reviewer using a validated scale.
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