Today’s Wound Clinic – Near Infrared Spectroscopy & Predicting the Likelihood of Future Wound Healing

The SnapshotNIR device is an example of the rapidly emerging digital imaging assessment tools available to wound care providers for the management of chronic wounds. By establishing the condition of the wound bed and surrounding tissues, clinicians can actually predict whether or not a vascular component is influencing wound closure. Using this device, one can predict, up to one week in advance, that necrosis or dehiscence of a flap is probable.

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