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Wound Types and Risk Factors


Wound types

Treating wounds is a complex task. Each case is unique and patients will heal at varying rates. Unity Would Care Center staff is prepared to handle a variety of different wounds which includes:

  • Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Lower leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
  • Gangrene
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Late effects of radiation therapy
  • Post-operative infections
  • Slow or non-healing surgical wounds
  • Compromised skin flaps or grafts
  • Burns
     

 Risk factors
Certain risk factors may lead to chronic wounds, such as:

  • Malnutrition and diet
  • Circulation problems
  • Infection
  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperglycemia – especially blood sugars over 150
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Certain medications
  • Swelling
  • Weight
  • Smoking
  • Inability to adhere to your individual plan of care