Types of wounds that may require treatment include:
- An ulcer – a wound where the body is unable to heal itself in four to six weeks, and might include a diabetic ulcer or vein disease related ulcer.
- An arterial ulcer – caused from limited arterial blood flow causing the skin to break down.
- A pressure ulcer – prolonged pressure on the skin, usually in bony areas of the body, like heels, hips and the tailbone.
- A general wound – usually caused by an injury caused by a foreign object that is not healing.