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What leads to a chronic wound?

Chronic wounds can result from:
  • Surgical wounds that reopen
  • Skin that breaks down when there’s too much pressure over a bony area (pressure ulcers)
  • Injury to the feet or legs from poor circulation (arterial or venous ulcers)
  • Loss of circulation and feeling due to diabetes (diabetic ulcers)

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