Delayed wound healing: in whom, what, when and why?
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Delayed wound healing: in whom, what, when and why?

Richard White Professor of Tissue Viability, University of Worcester

For a variety of reasons, some wounds take longer than anticipated to heal, or do not heal at all. Delayed or impaired healing may occur with wounds such as leg ulcers, but can also sometimes be seen with acute traumatic wounds such as pre-tibial lacerations. This article, using leg ulcers as an example of ‘chronic’ wounds, provides a guide to delayed healing and how it can be anticipated, avoided and managed.

Correspondence rwhite@worc.ac.uk

Primary Health Care. 18, 2,40-47. doi: 10.7748/phc2008.03.18.2.40.c6514

Published in print: 01 March 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review