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Biopsies

When wounds do not respond to either traditional or sophisticated treatments, it is possible that some other condition, or co-morbidity, is involved.  When this is the case, your physician may find it necessary to take a small biopsy (or tissue sample) to send to the lab for further examination by a dermato- pathologist.  This procedure is done after applying topical numbing agents to minimize or eliminate pain. The pathologist can assist in identifying any underlying causes of delayed healing.