Wound Types and Risk Factors

Wound Types

Treating wounds is a complex task. Each case is unique, and patients will heal at varying rates. The Bon Secours Wound Care Center staff is prepared to handle a variety of different wounds which include:

  • Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies
  • Diabetic foot ulcers – more info
  • Lower leg ulcers (including venous insufficiency) – more info
  • Pressure ulcers – more info
  • Bone infection (osteomyelitis) – more info
  • Gangrene
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Late effects of radiation therapy
  • Post-operative infections – more info
  • Malignant atypical wounds – more info
  • Compromised skin flaps or grafts
  • Burns

Risk Factors

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

  • Malnutrition and diet
  • Circulation problems
  • Infection – more info
  • Aging
  • Diabetes – more info
  • Hyperglycemia – especially blood sugars over 150
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Certain medications
  • Swelling
  • Weight
  • Smoking
  • Inability to adhere to your individual plan of care