wound care on outer ankle/pressure ulcer

  1. Hi all experts, a home patient has a pressure sore on outer ankle/external mallelous is the anatomy name, because it is open, I staged it as stage II, but I can see a white part, looks like a bone, so I still doubt about if it is right with stage II. For this particular site, it is skin wraping the bone, if it is open, it will easy to see the bone. It is a small wound, width less than 1 cm, and very little drainage. For this kind wound, what kind of dressing I should use? I feel the calcium alginate is for draining wound, this patient's wound has even no drainage, what I should care for this wound? What dressing is good? THANKSSSSSS!
    Last edit by micstn on Feb 11, '13 : Reason: spelling
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  3. by   micstn
    Please help
  4. by   kellycinalli
    I think it is probably fascia tissue. Ur best bet is to use adaptic and wound gel in my opinion. Ca alignate is for draining wounds.
  5. by   nurseprnRN
    Sounds like homework to me. What else have you discovered about wound dressings beside alginate? What other books or periodicals have you consulted? Did you call the wound care specialist in the hospital to ask him or her?