Optimize Wound Healing

All surgeries involve incisions that must heal for complete recovery. Incision healing is always a concern for the surgeons of Paragon Orthopedic Center, so we are looking into how you can improve your chances of quick wound healing. Factors you can’t control that affect wound healing include the type and size of the incision, as well as whether trauma was involved prior to surgery. You can control your nutrition, which is very important for tissue recovery. Beyond good wound care, good nutrition allows our body to efficiently generate new, healthy tissue. Two amino acids that play a large role in tissue regeneration are arginine and glutamine. There is a powder called Juven that contains these amino acids, as well as other nutrients that have been proven to increase the collagen production that aids in wound healing. A healthy diet is absolutely necessary before adding any supplements and always talk to your doctor or dietician before adding this or any other supplement to your diet. Read more about how your skin recovers after surgery and optimal nutrition to make recovery efficient:

Surgery Recovery: Nutrition for Surgical Wound Healing (nutritionnews.abbott)