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The Effect of Wound pH on Healing Rates in Chronic Wounds: A Literature Review

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This literature review sought to evaluate the current state of knowledge and guidelines surrounding the role of pH in the recovery of chronic nonhealing wounds. A systematic review of PubMed examining the relationship between pH and wound healing was completed. Seven sources were retrieved for review. The development of a highly structured and reproducible system of pH-driven therapy may add to the treatment algorithm for chronic nonhealing wounds.

New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY.

Corresponding author: Arthur Tarricone, MPH, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 53 E 124th St, New York, NY 10035. (E-mail: atarricone2020@nycpm.edu)