Most wounds heal over time with proper care, but in some cases, the healing process slows down – leading to a chronic or non-healing wound. Factors such as advanced age, poor circulation, diabetes, and other conditions can interfere with the healing process. Wounds that won’t heal can result in pain, fear, and limited mobility – and this can impair your day-to-day enjoyment of life.
Non-healing or chronic wounds can become a major health risk, especially for older people and those who have additional health conditions. That’s why a coordinated effort to evaluate and treat wounds is so important.
Causes of Chronic Wound:
- Kidney disease
- Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Pressure sores
- Soft tissue radiation injury
- Steroid dependence
- Venous insufficiency
- Wounds of arterial, venous or lymphatic origin
We perform a series of diagnostic tests to evaluate you and your wound, focusing on the many factors that impact wound healing. Additional tests may be required to gather information on blood flow, tissue oxygenation, nutritional status, and the presence of infection. We coordinate with other medical specialists to create a wound care treatment program to address any underlying problems you may have and identify the best treatments to help your wound heal. The goal of treatment is not just to heal your wound, but to prevent a recurrence, maintain your mobility, and prevent further complications.
Case Study: This 55 year old male was suffering from a wound on his leg for a period of 5 years and had taken treatment from multiple places but unfortunately the wound was not healing. After proper work up ruling out secondary causes a thorough debridement and grafting was done for him. Sometimes simple solution works for the most complex problem.