Wounds We Treat

Types of Wounds We Treat

Wound healing involves a complex physiological process that includes inflammation, tissue formation, and remodeling. The approach to treating each type of wound may vary based on factors such as size, depth, location, and the overall health of the individual. The Derma Vivere wound healing team plays a crucial role in assessing, treating, and managing these diverse types of wounds.

Wounds can be categorized based on various criteria, including the cause, depth, and healing characteristics. Below are the common types of wounds:

Diabetic Ulcers

A diabetic foot ulcer can be a debilitating and concerning condition that affects individuals living with diabetes. Shockingly, statistics reveal that up to 25% of people with diabetes will encounter a foot ulcer, with a staggering 85% of diabetes-related amputations traceable back to these ulcers. Understanding the gravity of this issue, it becomes crucial to prioritize proper foot care and seek timely treatment to prevent such complications.

Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers also referred to as bedsores, pressure injuries, and decubitus ulcers occur when areas of the skin break down due to prolonged pressure that lowers the blood flow to the area. Fortunately, most pressure sores can be treated and through proper wound care even prevented.

Arterial and Venous Ulcers

Arterial ulcers are a type of painful skin wound commonly found on the lower leg. These types of wounds generally don’t heal like other injuries because there is a lack of blood flow to the area; preventing much needed oxygen and nutrients from reaching the wound site. With the help of wound specialists and proper wound care, arterial issues can be managed, treated, and in some cases even prevented.

Trauma Related Wounds

As we age, the impact of traumatic injuries can be more pronounced, making detection and recovery more challenging. While injuries can affect individuals of all ages, older people may experience more severe consequences. Sometimes, identifying the extent of these injuries becomes difficult initially, leading to complex and prolonged recovery journeys. At Urgent Medical Wound Care, we understand the unique needs of older individuals, offering specialized care and support to ensure a comprehensive healing process.

Non-healing Surgical Wounds

A non-healing surgical wound can be a distressing and unexpected outcome following a surgery. Various factors contribute to poor wound-healing such as bacteria on the skin or from other parts of the body, a weakened immune system, medical conditions like diabetes, and lifestyle habits such as smoking or poor nutrition. With our expert team and innovative treatments, we strive to provide the support and guidance you need for a successful recovery.

Other Chronic Wounds

While wound healing is a natural process for many, some face the challenge of non-healing wounds. These persistent wounds affect the wellbeing and quality of life for countless individuals, with an estimated 6.5 million patients grappling with chronic wounds in the U.S. every day. Without proper treatment, these slow-healing wounds can lead to long-term health complications such as excruciating pain, loss of mobility, and extended hospital stays.

Thermal Injuries


Neuropathic Ulcers


Superficial Burns


Radiation Dermatitis/Irradiated Skin Damage


Wounds Requiring Lymphaedema Therapy