When do wounds require assessment?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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All chronic wounds require assessment. [24] Many heal with topical wound care; some require surgical intervention. The details vary widely with the nature of the wound, and often a combination of management strategies is required, along with constant reassessment of wound progression. This article provides information regarding wound care in general and specific wound etiologies in particular.


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