wound types and risk factors

Wound types
Treating wounds is a complex task.  Each case is unique and patients will heal at varying rates.  The Bon Secours Wound Care Center staff is prepared to handle a variety of different wounds which include:

  • Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies
  • Diabetic foot ulcers - more info
  • Lower leg ulcers (including venous insufficiency) - more info
  • Pressure ulcers - more info
  • Bone infection (osteomyelitis) - more info
  • Gangrene
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Late effects of radiation therapy
  • Post-operative infections - more info
  • Malignant atypical wounds - more info
  • Compromised skin flaps or grafts
  • Burns

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

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

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St. Mary's Reynolds Crossing
804-893-8710

Memorial Regional Medical Center
804-893-8540

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