Alternative Pharmacological Treatments

There are many common treatment options for pressure injury healing (e.g., topical antimicrobials) and other less common pharmacological treatments including exudate and odour absorbents, protective barriers, healing stimulants, dressings with varying characteristics, non-traditional, holistic, and/or naturopathic remedies, physical treatment modalities, etc. It is not uncommon for those with SCI to have multiple co-morbidities that contribute to non-healing pressure injuries and therefore some adjunctive alternative pharmacological treatments have specifically been trialed for individuals with SCI suffering with pressure injuries. Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (rHuEPO), Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), and anabolic steroids are three such specialized treatments that show promise for pressure injury healing in people with SCI.

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