Wound Types

Treating wounds can be a complex and difficult task. Each case is unique, and healing will vary from one patient to the next. That’s why ETMC’s Wound Healing Center staff is prepared to deal with many different types of wounds.

Among those we treat are:

  • Any wound present more than 30 days or wounds failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Lower leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Burns
  • Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
  • Gangrene
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Radiation burns
  • Post-operation infections
  • Slow or non-healing surgical wounds
  • Brown recluse spider wounds
  • Failing or compromised skin/muscle grafts or flaps

Risk Factors

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

  • Malnutrition and diet
  • Blood flow problems
  • Infection
  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperglycemia – especially blood sugars over 150
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Medications
  • Swelling
  • Weight
  • Smoking
  • Inability to adhere to your individual plan of care