Common Chronic Wounds

An estimated 8.2 million Americans are living with a chronic or non-healing wound. The longer a chronic wound goes without proper treatment, the greater the risk of infection, hospitalization and amputation.

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Arterial vs. Venous Ulcers

There are two types of chronic wounds often associated with cardiovascular conditions: arterial ulcers, also called ischemic ulcers, and venous ulcers, also called stasis ulcers. For people living with heart disease, both arterial and venous ulcers can form when a bruise or scrape worsens or when the skin breaks down due to poor blood supply. Arterial ulcers…

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Diabetic Wounds and Foot Ulcers

Diabetes is a chronic disease. It requires medical attention. The patient must also manage the disease. You may get a wound that may not heal. A wound may not heal from infection, poor blood flow and problem with nerves. These symptoms take time to notice.

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Foot Wounds

Foot Wounds

An estimated 8.2 million Americans are living with a chronic or non-healing wound. The longer a chronic wound goes without proper treatment, the greater the risk of infection, hospitalization and amputation.

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Radiation Related Injuries

After surviving cancer, many patients who received radiation therapy have underlying complications that may not cause symptoms for up to 20 years after their treatment.

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Pressure Ulcers

A pressure ulcer is an injury to the skin and the tissue below it. It forms when the skin is pressed against a bone. It’s caused by pressure, rubbing or friction.

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Malignant and Atypical Wounds

What is a malignant wound? Many cancers can cause a skin ulcer. These ulcers are called malignant ulcers or cancerous ulcers. Some chronic wounds can turn into cancerous ulcers. These include burns, radiation and venous wounds. What is an atypical wound? An untreated disease may cause an atypical wound. Sometimes a chronic wound does not…

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