Acute wounds take place due to injuries that occur suddenly, as opposed to a chronic wound that develops over time. These wounds usually heal at a predictable rate, but people who have diabetes or other underlying conditions may develop complications. DFW Wound Care Center can provide the treatment needed to greatly reduce the chances of complications taking place.
Causes of Acute Wounds
There are several different causes of acute wounds, which can occur on any part of the body. These wounds range from superficial, relatively harmless scratches to deep wounds that can severely damage muscles, nerves, blood vessels and more. You could suffer one by simply rubbing up against a rough surface or by a hard blow that tears tissues.
Treatments for Acute Wounds
The type of treatment required for acute wounds depends on their severity and location. If bleeding occurs, the first priority will be to determine the source and apply pressure to make it stop. Of course, if a severe wound occurs, emergency medical treatment will be needed. A doctor may need to perform debridement in order to clear any dirt, debris or other objects from the wound or to remove dead tissue. Antibiotics may also be needed in order to reduce the chances of infection, and medications may be needed for swelling and pain.
Contact Us About Acute Wounds
If you are experiencing problems associated with acute wounds, please do not hesitate to get in touch with DFW Wound Care Center. Call 972-665-6292 in Plano, 972-318-2383 in Lewisville, 972-607-9643 in Irving or contact us online to learn more or to schedule an appointment.