Common Types of Chronic Wounds

April 29, 2024

Living with chronic wounds can be challenging, but with the right knowledge and support, healing is possible. At Tampa Bay Wound Care, we understand your difficulties and are here to provide comprehensive support and care. Understanding the different types of chronic wounds, from surgical wounds to pressure ulcers, is crucial for effective management and recovery.

Tampa Bay Wound Care’s Wound Expertise Includes:

Surgical Wounds:
Surgical procedures can sometimes lead to wounds that do not heal as expected, despite being successful. This can be due to factors such as poor wound closure or infection and may result in the development of chronic wounds post-surgery. In such cases, patients may require mobile wound care. Tampa Bay Wound Care’s licensed wound care experts can assist patients recovering from challenging surgeries, even if their wounds are not chronic. Our dedicated staff can help to reduce healing time and facilitate a smoother recovery process.

Pressure Ulcers/Sores:
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, can develop when an individual with limited mobility experiences prolonged pressure on particular areas of the skin. These wounds tend to form over bony regions and require special attention to prevent further complications. Our licensed mobile wound care providers can offer comfortable bedside care to patients suffering from pressure ulcers.

Diabetic Wounds/Neuropathic Wounds:
Diabetes can cause neuropathy or nerve damage, which can lead to diabetic wounds, especially on the feet. Due to reduced sensation, it can be challenging to detect injuries in the affected areas. Therefore, it is essential to take proactive care of your feet. We understand that managing multiple wound care appointments and travel can be difficult, especially for diabetic patients. Tampa Bay Wound Care offers mobile wound services to help reduce travel time and provide comprehensive wound care in the comfort of your home.

Venous Stasis Ulcers:
Venous insufficiency can cause ulcers to form around the ankles due to poor blood circulation. Managing these wounds effectively requires identifying the root causes and adopting strategies to improve blood flow. If you’re in Tampa Bay, our wound care providers can collaborate with your medical team to treat any underlying conditions and provide timely updates on your wound healing progress. This can help you recover faster and more efficiently.

Injuries like cuts or burns can develop into chronic wounds if they fail to heal correctly. It’s essential to prioritize proper wound care and protection to minimize infection risks and support healing. Our team of licensed wound care providers delivers comprehensive at-home wound care services, including infection monitoring and prompt antibiotic prescriptions if needed. Missed wound care appointments increase the likelihood of rehospitalization due to infection for chronic wound patients. With Tampa Bay Wound Care’s mobile wound care service, you can minimize the risk of missed appointments and concentrate on your healing journey.

Severe burns can lead to chronic wounds that require specialized care to facilitate healing. Understanding the severity of the burn and implementing appropriate treatment measures are vital for optimal outcomes.

Non-Healing Wounds and Slow-Healing Wounds:
Some wounds exhibit delayed healing despite adequate care, often due to underlying health conditions or other contributing factors. Identifying and addressing these issues is key to promoting wound closure and preventing complications. Tampa Bay Wound Care’s care coordination efforts help chronic wound patients struggling with

Tips for Managing Chronic Wounds:
Keep the wound clean and dry to prevent infection.
Follow any specific wound care instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
Protect the wound from further trauma or pressure.
Maintain good overall health through proper nutrition, hydration, and exercise.

Residential Mobile Wound Care with Tampa Bay Wound Care

Understanding the different types of chronic wounds and implementing proper wound care strategies are essential for promoting healing and preventing complications. Our expert wound care providers are here to serve chronic wound patients in the Tampa Bay area. Schedule an appointment online or call 813-725-1820

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