What are the causes of chronic wounds?
Most chronic wounds are associated with diabetes, immobilization, chronic edema, and circulatory problems. Many Americans with non-healing wounds have diabetes and/or pressure ulcers. And, lower extremity ulcers can develop in patients who have chronic venous insufficiency and stasis. Other chronic wounds are the result of traumatic injury, non-healing surgical incisions, and a variety of other diseases that affect the skin.