Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. Nearly everyone will experience an open wound at some point in their lives, but the level of severity will range significantly depending on the type. Diabetics are prone to wounds due to the suppression of the immune response and the body is often unable to heal these wounds. Chronic, complex and non-healing wounds can be debilitating. If not treated properly they can eventually result in the amputation of a limb, a severe systemic reaction or potentially even death, so timely, appropriate interventions are necessary for a successful outcome.