The Pathophysiology about Chronic Wounds
Jan 30, 2013

6. The Pathophysiology about CHRONIC WOUNDS 

Chronic wounds may affect only the epidermis and dermis, or they may affect tissues all the way to the fascia.15 They may be formed originally by the same things that cause acute ones, such as surgery or accidental trauma, or they may form as the result of systemic infection, vascular, immune, or nerve insufficiency, or comorbidities such as neoplasias or metabolic disorders.15 The reason a wound becomes chronic is that the body’s ability to deal with the damage is overwhelmed by factors such as repeated trauma, continued pressure, ischemia, or illness.15,16

 

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