Clinical Approach to Chronic Wound Management in Older Adults

Wahila Alam MD; Jonathan Hasson MD, MBA; May Reed MD


J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021;69(8):2327-2334. 

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Compromised nutritional status is fairly common in older adults above the age of 65 years. Inadequate protein intake is known to impair wound healing.[39] Use of protein supplements has been shown to improve the rate of wound repair, particularly in long-term care residents.[40] Correction of vitamin deficiencies like vitamin C and zinc, may lead to improved wound healing.[41]