The Most Common Types of Chronic Wounds in Georgia

April 29, 2024

Living with chronic wounds can be challenging, but with the right knowledge and support, healing is possible. At Preferred Healthcare, 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.

Common Chronic Wounds for Woundcare Patients:

Surgical Wounds:
While often successful, surgical procedures sometimes result in wounds that don’t heal as expected. Factors such as infection or poor wound closure can contribute to developing chronic wounds post-surgery, requiring the patient to need mobile wound care.

Pressure Ulcers/Sores:
Pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores, can occur when there’s prolonged pressure on the skin, particularly in individuals with limited mobility. These wounds typically appear over bony areas and require special attention to prevent further complications. Our licensed wound care providers can offer comfortable bedside care for patients suffering from pressure ulcers.

Diabetic Wounds/Neuropathic Wounds:
Individuals with diabetes are prone to neuropathy, or nerve damage, which can lead to diabetic wounds, especially on the feet. Reduced sensation in the affected areas can make it challenging to detect injuries, highlighting the importance of proactive foot care. We know that coordinating travel to and from multiple wound care appointments can be complicated, especially for diabetic patients. Preferred Healthcare’s mobile wound services can help reduce travel time, allowing you to get comprehensive wound care in your home.

Venous Stasis Ulcers:
Venous insufficiency can cause ulcers, typically around the ankles, due to poor leg circulation. Understanding the underlying causes and implementing strategies to improve blood flow is essential for managing these wounds effectively.

Wounds resulting from physical injuries, such as cuts or burns, can turn into chronic wounds if they don’t heal properly. Proper wound care and protection are crucial for reducing the risk of infection and promoting healing. Our licensed wound care providers offer at-home wound care services, monitor for infections, and can prescribe antibiotics immediately if necessary. Patients with chronic wounds who miss wound care appointments are more likely to be rehospitalized due to infection. With Preferred Healthcare’s mobile wound care service, you can reduce the risk of missed appointments and focus on healing.

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. Preferred Healthcare’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 Preferred Healthcare

Understanding the different types of chronic wounds and implementing proper wound care strategies are essential for promoting healing and preventing complications.

We’re committed to providing the best at-home wound care services at Preferred Healthcare in Dunwoody, Atlanta, East Cobb, Duluth, Roswell, John’s Creek, Peachtree Corners, Brookhaven, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and Norcross, GA. Remember, you’re not alone on this journey—reach out to your healthcare provider for guidance and support every step of the way. Schedule an appointment online or call 404-919-5708 for more information.

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