Common Types of Chronic Wounds

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

  • Typically occurs on the feet, heel, or toes
  • Often, there is little to the ulcer itself
  • Skin on the legs and feet may be dry
    and flaky

Arterial or Ischemic Ulcer

  • Leg pain may worsen when the leg
    is elevated
  • Shiny or tight, hairless skin
  • Skin that is cool or cold to the touch
  • Minimum drainage from the wound
  • A round wound with even edges or
    the look of being punched out

Venous or Stasis Ulcer

  • Leg pain or achiness
  • Swelling in the leg, especially at the end of the day
  • Discolored skin in the area above the ankle
  • Moderate to heavy drainage from the wound

Pressure Ulcer

  • Most commonly found over a bony prominence
  • Ulcers begin as pressure injuries with non-blanchable redness
  • If untreated, subcutaneous fat becomes visible
  • Continued tissue loss leads to exposed muscle, tendon or bone

Resources for People with Non-Healing Wounds

Your ability to heal can be affected by diabetes, heart disease, cancer or other immune-compromising health conditions.
Learn more about who is at risk and how to prevent wounds with our educational resources.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)

Understand the risks of diabetic foot ulcers,
learn steps to prevent them and options for treatment.

diabetic foot ulcer

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Arterial and Venous Ulcers

Understand the risks of arterial and venous ulcers,
learn steps to prevent them and options for treatment.

arterial vs venous ulcer

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Advanced Wound Care Treatments

Learn more about the advanced wound care
treatments that can help chronic wounds heal faster.

Advanced Wound Care Treatments

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Wound Science Research Improving Healing Outcomes

Healogics proprietary data, along with analysis of respected medical literature, has revealed four factors that affect healing across all stages. These four factors are: Follow Your Plan of Care, Check Your Healing Progress, Stay Committed and Involved and Utilize Advanced Wound Care Options When Indicated. You can read and download all four white papers here.

Contributing Clinical Team

We are committed to use research to advance our understanding of wound care and to continually improve treatment.
Meet our contributing experts that are helping us spread the wound care awareness message!

William Ennis, Do, MBA, MMM, CPE

William Ennis, Do, MBA, MMM, CPE
Clinical Medical Officer

Carolyn Shinn, RN, BSN

Carolyn Shinn, RN, BSN, CWS
VP, Clinical & Quality Process Excellence

Seek Care

If you or a loved one are living with a coexisting condition you may be more likely to develop a chronic wound.

Start your journey to healing.

We partner with more than 600 hospitals nationwide to provide standard and advanced would care for patients with chronic, non-healing wounds. Find a Healogics Wound Care Center near you and get on the road to healing.

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About Wound Care Awareness

This annual campaign began in 2014 when we recognized that nearly 7 million Americans have a non-healing wound. Lack of awareness leads to fewer screenings, limited interventions and wounds that can progress to severe complications or even amputation.


Proclamations

We’d like to thank the following cities and states for their participation in declaring June Wound Care Awareness.