Chronic non-healing wounds in geriatrics

Authors: Vojtěch Mezera;  Ivo Bureš
Authors‘ workplace: Geriatrické centrum, Pardubická nemocnice, Nemocnice Pardubického kraje, a. s.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2018; 64(11): 1098-1104


Chronic non-healing wounds represent a frequent comorbidity among geriatric patients. Non-healing wounds increase patients‘ morbidity and mortality and significantly decrease their quality of life. Prognosis of these wounds depends on etiology, overall health condition of the patient and also on the proper treatment. In this review we outline the classification of non-healing wounds and focus in more detail on the most frequent types: venous and arterial leg ulcers, diabetic foot syndrome and pressure ulcers.

Key words:

diabetic foot ulcers – chronic venous insufficiency – chronic wounds – limb ischemia – non-healing wounds – pressure ulcers

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