Post-Traumatic Non-Healing Wounds

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.

Post-Traumatic Non-Healing Wounds


Common causes include:

  • Diabetes
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Traumatic injury
  • Inadequate functioning veins

If these wounds are left untreated, they can eventually lead to amputation.


Symptoms include:

  • Pain and swelling
  • Foul odor
  • Redness
  • Changes in color
  • Infection

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.