Conclusion and References


The clinical use of any of the aforementioned adjunctive therapies depends on the healability potential, expected outcome, and risk-benefit ratio. However, it is important to note that many of these therapies lack sufficient scientific evidence assessing their efficacy and cost-effectiveness (Sibbald et al. 2021). Therefore, adjunctive therapies should be considered after an interprofessional comprehensive patient assessment, correctable factors have been addressed and regular evaluations of the wound (Sibbald et al. 2021).

Key Takeaways

  • Adjunctive therapies are valuable and appropriate modalities for the right patient when a wound is identified to be healed, stalled and the patient is in agreement
  • Adjunctive therapies are valuable and appropriate modalities for the right patient when a wound is identified to be healed, stalled and the patient is in agreement
  • Prior to the application of adjunctive therapies, clinicians are responsible for monitoring the latest evidence, confirming an accurate diagnosis and healability of the wound, prior to application


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