Chronic wounds are defined as those that do not heal in an orderly and predictable manner, or wounds that do not heal within three months. Chronic wounds are frequently left in the inflammatory stage for much too long, and they may never heal or take years to do so.
Here are some clinical features to watch out for non-healing wounds:
-Absence of healthy granulation tissues.
Presence of necrotic and unhealthy tissues in the wound bed.
-Excess exudate and slough.
-Lack of adequate blood supply
-Failure of re-epithelisation
-Cyclical or persistent pain
-Recurrent breakdown of the wound
-Clinical or subclinical infection
These wound assessments identify barriers to the healing process and help characterize the wound’s status. For analyzing and grading the wound and identifying the extent of tissue loss, a thorough understanding of skin anatomy is required.