If you develop one or more chronic wounds, it’s vital to seek professional medical help as soon as possible. When left untreated, chronic wounds may become infected, increasing your risk of more severe complications. 

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What Are Chronic Wounds?

Chronic wounds are wounds that don’t heal like they’re supposed to. This means they don’t heal on their own and result in the loss of surrounding skin or tissue. Once a wound becomes chronic, professional medical intervention is necessary. Without treatment, the wound will grow larger, increasing your risk of infection.

At Wound Evolution in Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio, Texas, and Overland Park, Kansas, the team of wound care specialists specialize in diagnosing and treating chronic wounds. Using advanced, holistic methods of care can minimize discomfort and help you feel better. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.

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What Causes Chronic Wounds?

Chronic wounds occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Vascular disease
  • Infection
  • Immobility
  • Trauma
  • Surgery
  • Burns

You might also develop a chronic wound following exposure to radiation or certain chemicals. At Wound Evolution - Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, our providers can help determine the exact cause of chronic wounds.

What Are Some Common Types of Chronic Wounds?

Wound Evolution - Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine have extensive experience diagnosing and treating many types of chronic wounds. Some of the most common chronic wounds include:

Venous ulcers

Venous ulcers occur due to vascular disease. The vein valves in your legs return the blood back to your heart, but the blood can begin to pool if they don’t work properly. This pooling triggers swelling, causing an ulcer to develop. Venous ulcers usually form in the lower legs between your ankle and knee.

Diabetic ulcers

Diabetic ulcers form due to unmanaged diabetes. These wounds usually occur on the foot, toes, or heels. Because they occur alongside nerve damage, you might not experience any pain. Diabetic ulcers are usually warm to the touch and cause your surrounding skin to become dry and flaky.

Traumatic ulcers

Traumatic ulcers form due to injuries like puncture wounds. They cause a loss of tissue layers, exposing your arterial, venous, or lymphatic system to infection. 

Post-surgical wounds

Post-surgical wounds occur following a surgical operation. Telltale signs include redness, throbbing, and intense pain or the collection of fluids around the surgical site. You can lower your risk of this type of wound by carefully following your surgeon’s recovery instructions. 

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How Are Chronic Wounds Treated?

Treatment of chronic wounds depends on their severity and effect on your quality of life. Wound Evolution - Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine use advanced holistic and synergistic treatments that complement your body’s natural healing process.

Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, the team at Wound Evolution might recommend compression therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, wound debridement, or bioengineered skin grafts. Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to relieve pain, prevent infection, and encourage recovery.

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Schedule Your Evaluation

To explore your treatment options for chronic wounds, schedule an appointment at Wound Evolution - Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. Call one of our four convenient office locations or book your appointment online today.

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