Several factors determine whether a wound will heal or not:
- The wound must get adequate blood supply
- The wound must be free of dead tissue
- The wound must not have any active infection
- The wound should be managed with moist healing techniques
If all of the above criteria are met, then the wound should eventually heal. If you have a wound that has not healed completely in 2-4 weeks, we would consider it a chronic – or problem – wound that needs specialized care.
If you have a problem wound, I encourage you to call and make an appointment at Freeman Wound Care. No referrals are needed. To make an appointment, call 417.347.4800 or request an appointment online.