Wound Types and Risk Factors


Wound types

Treating wounds is a complex task. Each case is unique and patients will heal at varying rates. The Wound Healing Center staff is prepared to handle a variety of different wounds which includes:

Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or *therapies
Diabetic foot ulcers
Lower leg ulcers
Pressure ulcers
Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
Gangrene
Skin tears or lacerations
Late effects of radiation therapy
Post-operative infections
Slow or non-healing surgical wounds
Compromised skin flaps or grafts
Burns

Risk factors

Certain risk factors may lead to chronic wounds, such as:
Malnutrition and diet
Circulation problems
Infection
Aging
Diabetes
Hyperglycemia - especially blood sugars over 150
Arthritis
Diabetes
Kidney disease
Certain medications
Swelling
Weight
Smoking
Inability to adhere to your individual plan of care
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