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What is a Chronic Wound?

A wound that fails to respond to treatment after four weeks or has not healed entirely in two months is considered to be a chronic wound.  Often complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous cancer treatment, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body’s normal healing process is affected.  Other types of chronic wounds result from pressure ulcers, trauma or infection.  Chronic, non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.