Baptist Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
If you or a loved one has a wound or an ulcer that has not started to heal within a month or has not healed entirely in two months, you may have what is referred to as a “chronic” or “non-healing” wound.
There are many factors that can cause a wound to become chronic and there are many types of wounds. Some wounds are associated with complications from diabetes or poor circulation. Other types result from pressure ulcers and trauma. Chronic, non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.
What is a Chronic Wound?
A wound that fails to respond to treatment after four weeks or has not healed entirely in two months is considered to be a chronic wound. Often complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous cancer treatment, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body’s normal healing process is affected. Other types of chronic wounds result from pressure ulcers, trauma or infection.
Certain kinds of wounds can take a long time to heal and require specialized care. If your wound has not responded to conventional therapy, Baptist Wound Care can help.
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Compromised skin flaps and grafts
- Infected wounds
- Vascular wounds
- Necrotizing infections
- Radiation injury
- Metabolic wounds
- Surgical dehiscence
- Crush injuries
- Burns (varies by location)
- Brown recluse spider bites (mid-west and southern regions)
For more information about wound care management and hyperbaric medicine, call 850.434.4479.