The following conditions are some of the most common treated by specialists in wound healing. These wound care specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (708) 660-INFO (4636) to find a doctor who can help you.
- Chronic wounds: A wound that does not improve after four weeks or heal in eight weeks.
- Venous wounds: Common in patients who have a history of leg swelling, varicose veins, or a history of blood clots in either the superficial or the deep veins of the legs.
- Diabetic foot ulcers: Occur primarily in people with diabetes or impaired sensation of the feet.
- Pressure ulcers: Painful skin lesions that occur when something keeps rubbing or pressing against the skin, causing it to break down.
- Non-healing surgical wounds: Bacterial infection in wounds that do not heal properly after surgery.
- Trauma wounds: Non-healing wounds may be related to infection, diabetes or other causes of neuropathy, poor circulation or infection risk.
- Arterial ulcers: May result from inadequate blood supply related to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.
- Flesh-eating bacteria: Can result in rapid tissue destruction and require early diagnosis and treatment.
- Wounds related to amputations: A common complication with amputations because of the weight, pressure and tension on the remaining part of the limb.