Sentara Wound Healing Center
Nearly all of us, at some point in our lives, have had a wound such as a cut, a graze, a burn or a surgical incision. We each have experienced the natural process of watching it heal over the course of a few days by keeping the area clean and covered with a simple bandage. However, not all wounds heal so easily.
The normal healing process can be disrupted for many reasons and some wounds can take months to heal, increasing the risk of infection, limb loss, even the loss of life. If a wound or an ulcer has not started to heal within a month or has not healed entirely in two months, you may have what is called a “chronic” or “non-healing” wound. There are many factors that can cause a wound to become chronic, and there are many types of wounds.
Some wounds are associated with complications from diabetes or poor circulation. Other types result from pressure ulcer and trauma. Chronic, non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.
At a Sentara Wound Healing Center, healing wounds is our main focus. Our team of experienced wound healing specialists will work with you and your physician to assess your symptoms, determine the underlying cause of your non-healing wound, and customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing.
Our treatment plans are designed to complement the care your own physician provides, ensuring that your healthcare team is always working together to provide the treatment that is right for you.