EWMA 2021: Comorbidities in Wound Healing



Chronic wounds are frequent in the elderly population, and typically wound patients have comorbidities that affect wound healing in many aspects. A holistic assessment and treatment of the wound patient is mandatory for success and also increases patient concordance. Inter- and multidisciplinary approach is strongly recommended. This key session provides an overview of the most frequent comorbidities in wound patients and recent progress in the treatment of these comorbidities.


Wednesday, 27 October

10:15 - 11:15

Session Room 4

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Please note that the timetable may be subject to change.


The Diabetic Foot Syndrome as a model of comorbidity in chronic wounds

Vilma Urbančič Rovan, Slovenia

Comorbidity, aging and wounds

Hubert Vuagnat

Centre for Wounds and Woundhealing, Switzerland 

Taking charge of the comorbid ulcerated patient

Rut öien

M.D., PhD, General Practitioner, Associate Professor, Lund University