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Ever had a sore or wound that wouldn’t heal? If you’re living with a chronic wound, you know everyday activities are a constant battle. Some patients suffer for years without improvement, even facing serious infection and limb loss.
A wound becomes a “chronic” wound if it doesn’t respond to normal medical care within 30 days. There are different types – including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers and sores, arterial ulcers, venous ulcers and traumatic ulcers. If you have diabetes, you’re particularly vulnerable to developing chronic wounds.