A leg ulcer is a wound that occurs below the knee, usually caused by poor circulation. Leg ulcers can be venous, arterial or a combination of both.
Burns are damage to the skin caused by heat, chemicals, radiation or electricity.
Acute wounds are those caused by a traumatic injury and usually heal within 30 days.
Surgical wounds are those occurring after an operation.
A diabetic foot wound is a wound that occurs on the foot caused by a lack of sensation and/or blood supply in a person with diabetes.
A skin tear is a break in the skin, common in older adults, caused by minor trauma like knocks and bumps.
A pressure injury is damage to the skin and underlying tissue due to pressure, shear or friction.
Wounds can be accidental, surgical or occur because of underlying disease. Wounds can be acute or chronic.
Acute wounds usually heal quickly and without complication.
Chronic wounds are those that take more than three months to heal or are recurring.
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
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lose their life
of chronic leg ulcers will recur, in some patients, for...
as a direct result of diabetes-related foot disease
loses a lower
of their first amputation
Suffer from chronic wounds at any time across Australia