Wound care specialists diagnose and treat non-healing wounds – wounds that have not improved within two weeks or healed entirely in six weeks. These can include foot ulcers due to diabetes, pressure sores, surgical wounds and radiation sores. Treatments range from wound debridement and compression therapy to edema management and skin grafting.
University of Maryland Community Medical Group – Wound Care specialists provide comprehensive wound assessments and individualized care plans for you to ensure maximum wound healing. They focus on your overall health – our care plans may include nutritional assessments, diabetes education, patient counseling and pain management.
- Venous, pressure, diabetic, neuropathic and arterial ulcers
- Tissue and bone damage caused by radiation or infection
- Tissue damage caused by vascular insufficiencies
- Human and animal bites
- Surgical wounds
- Skin irritations
Symptoms of Non-Healing Wounds
Non-healing wounds are those that have not begun to heal after two weeks or are not completely healed in four weeks. Signs of non-healing wounds include:
- Increasing or persistent pain
- Discoloration near the edges
- Redness and warmth
- Increased drainage
- Foul odor