SOUTH WESTERN MELBOURNE

Wound care

If a chronic wound fails to heal within the expected healing time, usually about 4 weeeks, and the inflammatory stage becomes extended it is recommended that a holistic approach be taken to wound care.

There may be a number of factors which can delay or impair wound healing including

  • poor nutrition
  • cardiovascular disorders
  • medications – anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids
  • chemotherapy
  • obesity
  • inappropriate dressing of the wound
  • self-management by the patient
  • immobility
  • substance abuse
  • psychological stress

Please contact Lauren Davidson for more information [email protected] or call 8731 6518

For practice support please contact Michel Maalouf [email protected] or call 8731 6515