Rapid progress in the understanding of wounds, and of the body's complex healing processes, has led to an explosion in the field of wound care. Conditions that only a decade ago proved inscrutable to researchers and physicians have now become both understandable and treatable. Pressure sores, diabetic and neuropathic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, and nonhealing surgical wounds are just some of the conditions that have seen unprecedented advances over recent years.
As a patient with a slow-healing or chronic wound, you can maximize your healing process by being familiar with your condition and with the advances in treatment options. Increasing your knowledge will also help you choose the best specialist to oversee your wound care.