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THE GROWING NEED FOR WOUND CARE

THE GROWING NEED FOR WOUND CARE

Approximately 6.7 million American are suffering from chronic wounds.

Compelling statistics include:

  • 30.3 million Americans- which is 9.4 percent of the population- has diabetes.

  • 25 percent of people over 65 years of age have diabetes.

  • Up to 25 percent of all diabetics will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime.

  • An estimated 15 percent of people with a diabetic foot ulcer will experience an amputation.

  • Nearly 3 million Americans suffer from pressure ulcers.

  • Foot ulcers precede 80 percent of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations.

  • Once amputation occurs, 50 percent of patients will develop an ulcer in the opposite limb within 5 years.

  • Five years post amputation, the mortality rate is 50 percent.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

While these numbers show the tremendous need for wound care, there is hope. We are here for you to provide you with the care that you need to treat your non-healing wound.