Factors Affecting Wound Healing

There are several factors listed below that can impede the various stages of wound healing. These factors can lead to chronic wounds and increase the risk of complications such as infections, ulcers and loss of function.


  • Incorrect or delayed diagnosis
  • Infection
  • Necrotic tissue
  • Foreign body
  • Neuropathy
  • Malnutrition
  • Medications
  • Wound tension
  • Pressure
  • Edema
  • Ischemia
  • Hypertension
  • Malignancy
  • Abnormal metabolic process
  • Age
  • Underlying diseases (ie.diabetes, renal disease)
  • Nutritional Status