Impaired Wound Healing
Wernick B, Nahirniak P, Stawicki SP. Impaired Wound Healing. StatPearls 2020; .
In a way, history of wound care is the history of humankind. Well before any written historical record, chronic wounds of all shapes and sizes have plagued patients and created a significant burden on their caretakers. It has long been noticed that some patient factors are more likely to be associated with better wound healing . Likewise, certain wound types have been noted to be associated with a better prognosis than others. Until recently, there has been little scientific evidence regarding the risk factors and characteristics, both positive and negative, responsible for wound healing behaviors . This article will review factors that lead to poor wound healing and the latest advances in their care.