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Dr. David Hardin
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Abnormal Wound Healing (Overview)

Abnormal wound healing is a symptom in which a person either doesn't heal a wound, heals a wound very slowly, heals a wound only partially, heals with too big of a scar, etc


Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
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What is the best treatment for abnormal wound healing?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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What is the best treatment for abnormal wound healing?

See a specialist: If you have a bad wound that isn't healing then you need to see a wound care specialist. They are trained to look at everything to see what is wrong and then treat the wound. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Abnormal Wound Healing (Overview)

Abnormal wound healing is a symptom in which a person either doesn't heal a wound, heals a wound very slowly, heals a wound only partially, heals with too big of a scar, etc


Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Can happen but: not common in all , will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely , don't worry you will be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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What is the best treatment for abnormal wound healing?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
970K people helped

See a specialist: If you have a bad wound that isn't healing then you need to see a wound care specialist. They are trained to look at everything to see what is wrong and then treat the wound. ...Read more

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
18 years in practice
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Can abnormal wound healing be caused by epidermolysis bullosa?

Dr. Vadim Glukh
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
18 years in practice
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Can abnormal wound healing be caused by epidermolysis bullosa?
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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Best treatment for 90y/o woman w/ displaced ankle fracture w/ history of wound healing/infection issues/high BP/irregular heartbeat/elevated kidney?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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Best treatment for 90y/o woman w/ displaced ankle fracture w/ history of wound healing/infection issues/high BP/irregular heartbeat/elevated kidney?

Complicated: Obviously many issues in this case. Such as - exactly which bone(s) are broken and how badly and was it an open fracture? Also - what was pt's walking status prior to this fracture? If this is an unstable ankle fracture that needs surgery, then the patient and family will have to talk about whether to take the risk of surgery, or decline, and thereby accept that pt may not be able to walk. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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What are factors that inhibit wound healing?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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What are factors that inhibit wound healing?

Inhibit wound 2 heal: Infection, nicotine, lack of arterial flow, pressure or shearing on the wound and underlying bone, weeping from venous pressure and swelling, malnutrition and occasionally poor wound care are the inhibitors to wound healing. Okay to see your doc if your wound is not healing. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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How does wound healing work?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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How does wound healing work?

Complicated process: Multiple factors involved. White blood cells and platelets travel to the site for immune system and blood clotting. Collagen fibers heal across, and new blood vessels grow in. Collagen fibers remodel. Proper body protein level and appropriate vitamin levels help with healing. Poor nutrition, diabetes, cigarette smoking, infection, poor blood supply, Prednisone can delay or prevent proper healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Hendricks
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33 years in practice
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What are barriers to wound healing?

Dr. Charles Hendricks
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
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Complicated answer: Certainly blood flow should be adequate, the wound should be as clean as possible if not generated in a sterile environment like the or. Nutritional factors may play a role in healing if the person has suffered a setback in that way. Most people in our society who are impair the bodies ability to heal normally. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Are there certain types of diets the slows down wound healing?

Dr. David Hardin
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
1M people helped
Are there certain types of diets the slows down wound healing?

Poor nutrition: Even a reasonably good diet usually is adequate for wound healing, there are no normal foods that will delay healing but certain dietary deficiencies, especially protein will. Deficient zinc or vitamin c may, diabetes has a negative effect even in ideal blood sugar control meaning elevated blood sugar is only part of the effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
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What are phases of wound healing?

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
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Phases of wound heal: The three phases are initial inflammation; second proliferation; and third, remodeling. Each of these phases can be subdivided into further divisions but these overlap considerably. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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