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Frequently Asked Questions

Why won't my wound heal?

There are many reasons as to why a wound won't heal. Diabetes, arterial disease ("hardening of the arteries"), and vein disease are just a few of the medical conditions that can interfere with normal wound healing. Your initial visit to our wound center consists of an overall assessment of your medical history, followed by a thorough examination of your wound and skin, by a team of wound care specialists. An appropriate individualized treatment plan will then be developed to treat the causes for delay. The treatment plan will include advanced wound care therapies and techniques designed to promote rapid healing in as little time as possible.

Some common causes for delay in healing include:

  • Diabetes
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Venous disease
  • Swelling
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cancer therapy
  • Medications
  • Autoimmune conditions like lupus, vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lymphedema
  • Malnutrition
  • Infection
  • Scar tissue
  • Radiation injury


 

                   

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