An acute wound is an injury that involves a break in the skin and heals without delay within four weeks. However, a wound that does not heal properly within four weeks is considered chronic. If you have a chronic wound, it may be accompanied by other symptoms including pain and discomfort. A chronic wound can also make it difficult for you to accomplish your work or daily routine. It may limit your mobility and keep you from the social and physical activities you enjoy most.
If you have a wound that has not shown signs of healing after four weeks, ask your physician if you should be seen by a wound care specialist, or call Wound Care at 307.672.1161 and ask to speak to a wound care specialist.