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Research Progress of Chronic Wounds

Lizhen Dai1, Hongtao Xiong2,*

1Department of Hand Surgery, Longgang District Orthopedic Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Shenzhen 518116, Guangdong, China. 

2Department of Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Shenzhen People’s Hospital (The Second Clinical Medical College, Jinan University; The First Affiliated Hospital, Southern University of Science and Technology), Shenzhen 518020, Guangdong, China.

*Corresponding author: Hongtao Xiong

Date: August 1,2022 Hits: 175


The vast majority of wounds progress unrestrictedly through normal wound healing processes (hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, remodeling). However, a large proportion of people fail to progress through these steps, resulting in chronic wounds with associated morbidity and costs. How to deal with chronic wounds has become a hot topic in clinical research, and the definition of chronic wounds is still controversial. A retrospective analysis of past clinical cases and literature reviews, the evaluation of the diagnosis and treatment of chronic wounds, and the key points of diagnosis and treatment at the emerging stage. Chronic wounds are commonly divided into: diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, and ischemic ulcers. More medical data are still needed to provide more effective options for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic wounds. Currently, treatment is based on the TIME (tissue debridement, infection/inflammation management, water balance, and wound edge) concept. This ensures proper treatment is given. The vast majority of wounds are likely best treated with simple treatment and regular debridement.


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Research Progress of Chronic Wounds

How to cite this paper: Lizhen Dai, Hongtao Xiong. (2022) Research Progress of Chronic Wounds. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research6(3), 309-313.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2022.07.012