Each year almost six million Americans suffer from post-traumatic non-healing wounds. Most of these are a result of diabetes, surgical and traumatic wounds, and pressure sores.
The multidisciplinary specialists at the Center for Diabetic Limb Preservation (DLP) at Northwest Hospital provide comprehensive diagnosis, screenings and treatment for post-traumatic non-healing wounds. Our goal is to avoid amputation and to have you completely healed in less than a few weeks.
What Are Post-Traumatic Non-Healing Wounds?
Post-traumatic non-healing wounds are wounds that have not shown improvement over a long period of time, in addition to using treatment such as medications and home remedies.
Common causes include:
- Poor blood circulation
- Traumatic injury
- Inadequate functioning veins
If these wounds are left untreated, they can eventually lead to amputation.
- Pain and swelling
- Foul odor
- Changes in color
Types of Wounds
The types of post-traumatic non-healing wounds treated at the Center include:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Post-surgical wounds
- Neuropathic ulcers
If any of the above symptoms apply to you, come see our specialists so they can treat and prevent further complications.