Wound Care

Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the role nutrition can play in the management of wounds.

Brewer, S. et al. 2010. Effect of an arginine-containing nutritional supplement on pressure ulcer healing in community spinal patients

In this clinical study, spinal-cord injured patients with pressure ulcers received a commercial powdered nutritional supplement containing 9g of arginine per day. An approximate 2-fold improvement in pressure ulcer
healing was seen in well nourished community spinal patients receiving the arginine-containing nutritional supplement, compared with historical controls.