There are a variety of wounds that are classified as non-healing. These can be caused by accidents or injuries or from illnesses and other conditions. The following are some examples of various types of wounds:
- Crush Injuries
- Decubitus (Pressure) Ulcers
- Diabetic and Neuropathic Ulcers
- Failed Flaps and Grafts If a skin graft does not heal properly a wound might occur due to poor blood or oxygen flow.
- Ischemic/arterial insufficiency ulcers Commonly occur in the nail bed as a result of ingrown toenail removal or aggressive trimming.
- Necrotizing Infections
- Non-Healing Surgical Wounds Surgical wounds can occasionally fail to heal properly and might result in a wound that reopens.
- Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) Complication of radiation therapy which is diagnosed after the end of radiation treatment. This can mean months or years. Often involves the bones in the temple, mandible, or cartilage of the larynx.
- Post-Radiation Soft Tissue Damage Soft tissue injury caused by radiation therapy, sometimes years after the treatment. Damaged tissue worsens and causes open wounds to appear.
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
We’ll refer you to an experienced wound care team that can determine the appropriate therapies for you. They will recommend a course of treatment based on the injury and its underlying cause.