Management of chronic non-healing wound by Hirudotherapy

Author : Arsheed Iqbal, Afroza Jan, M. A. Wajid, Sheikh Tariq, Naqib ul islam, Kounsar Jan

A chronic wound is that wound which does not heal in an regular set of stages and in a expected amount of time or wounds that do not heal within three months are often considered chronic.[1] Chronic wounds often remain in the inflammatory stage for long time.[2][3] and some never heal or may take years together . Chronic wound patients most often report pain as dominant in their lives.[4] It has been observed that Persistent pain is the main problem for patients with chronic ulcers.[8] Many wounds shows no challenge to the body's innate ability to heal; some wounds, however, may not heal easily either because of the severity of the wounds themselves or because of the poor state of health of the individual.

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