An interview with Prof. Harding, CBE, and Dr Dixon, PhD, conducted by Alina Shrourou, BSC
What is a hard-to-heal wound?
There are many definitions of hard-to-heal. More conventionally, it’s based on underlying etiology of the wound, but in practice it’s any wound that has not healed within a timely fashion. This is often due to a lack of coordinated care. Many of those patients receive multiple courses of antibiotics and antimicrobial therapy, because clinicians aren’t sure what they’re looking at.
Not all wounds are necessarily hard-to-heal from the beginning, but because of the need for improvements and coordination of care, many of those patients that are seen in clinical practice become hard-to-heal … read more