Time is precious with wound healing. To avoid chronic development of wounds, patient suffering, extra time and costs needed for dressing changes, you should intervene early with your treatment plans. But, how can you tell if the wound is healing appropriately or too slowly? Use the calculator below to find out.
The algorithms behind the calculator are based on published literature predicting wound healing rates.
- Sheehan P, Jones P, Giurini JM, et al. Percent changes in wound area of diabetic foot ulcers over a 4 week period is a robust predictor of complete healing in 12 week prospective trial. Plast. Reconstr Surg 2006; 117(7 suppl): 239S-244S
- An evidence based algorithm for treating venous leg ulcers utilizing the Cochrane database of systematic reviews, Howard M Kimmel et al. WOUNDS. 2013;25(9):242-250.