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Wounds & Chronic Infections 

Chronic infections, sometimes called ulcers, are wounds that have a biological or physiological reason for not healing. If a wound is chronic usually does not have anything to do with the amount of time the wound has been present. If unrecognized and untreated, chronic wounds—such as a leg ulcer from a vein problem, a foot wound in a person with diabetes, a bed sore, or an infected wound — may cause serious health complications.

Chronic wounds can be recognized by the loss of skin and/or tissue surrounding the wound. If a wound has become chronic, intensive medical intervention is necessary for the wound heal. There are several types of chronic wounds and each has its own causes and treatment regimens.

To learn more about a specific chronic wound and its treatment, please click on the links below.

Types of Wounds

The types of wounds that are treated include stomas, pressure, diabetic and venous ulcers, but are not limited to hard-to-heal or chronic wounds.

Abdominal Stomas

Arterial, Diabetic, Pressure & Venous Ulcers