If you’re experiencing non-healing wounds that haven’t made significant improvement in several weeks, despite medical attention and treatment, then you may be one of the 5 to 7 million Americans who develop chronic wounds due to an underlying medical condition. Regenerative therapies are showing promise in helping to heal wounds.
Chronic Wound Causes
Certain underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or poor circulation can inhibit tissue repair and prevent wounds from properly healing.
Wounds that fail to respond to the normal healing process might be hampered by health conditions, including:
- Poor circulation
- Vascular insufficiency
- Compromised amputation sites
- Radiation necrosis
- Gas gangrene
Chronic Wound Symptoms
People who are suffering from chronic wounds report the following ongoing symptoms:
- Continued redness, warmth and pain
- Increased drainage or drainage with an odor
- Tenderness and swelling
In the growing field of regenerative medicine, options including exosomes, stem cell based products, and PRP are being used to help heal wounds.