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Baylor Medical Center at Garland

Baylor Medical Center at Garland 
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Wound Conditions 

There are a variety of wounds that are classified as non-healing. These can be caused by accidents or injuries or from illnesses and other conditions.

  • Crush Injuries
  • Decubitus (Pressure) Ulcers
  • Diabetic and Neuropathic Ulcers
  • Failed flaps and grafts – a wound that occurs when skin used to cover and repair a wound caused by trauma or surgery fails to heal properly sometimes due to poor blood or oxygen flow.
  • Ischemic/arterial insufficiency ulcers – usually located on the feet and often occur on the heels, tips of toes, between the toes where the toes rub against one another or anywhere the bones may protrude and rub against bed sheets, socks or shoes. Arterial ulcers also commonly occur in the nail bed if the toenail cuts into the skin or if the patient has had recent aggressive toenail trimming or an ingrown toenail removed.
  • Necrotizing Infections
  • Non-Healing Surgical Wounds – a surgical wound that proves difficult to heal or a wound closure that reopens
  • Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) – a rare complication of radiation therapy in the head and neck region. ORN becomes apparent months to years after the end of radiation treatment. ORN often involves the mandible, cartilage of the larynx and bones in the temple or base of the tongue. ORN may result in large areas of exposed dead bone or entire boney features may disappear.
  • Post-Radiation Soft Tissue Damage – radiation therapy can cause injury to soft tissue adjacent to the cancer site being treated. Over time, sometimes years following the completion of radiation therapy, tissue damage worsens to cause open wounds to appear.
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers