6.7 Million People Suffer from Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds

Label Value Percentage
Pressure Ulcer 2,906,336 43.18%
Diabetic Foot Ulcer 2,098,750 31.18%
Venous Leg Ulcer 817,244 12.14%
Surgical/Trauma Wound 519,923 7.72%
Arterial Ulcer 388,730 5.78%

Wound care is a big problem. You are not alone.

Millions of people are living with chronic wounds in the United States, and the numbers are growing. Chronic wounds are more prevalent among the 30.3 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, who have a 25 percent risk of developing a foot ulcer. Increased age, obesity, heart and vascular disease, cancer treatment and traumatic injury may also contribute to non-healing wounds.

Specialized wound care can be hard to access from general practitioners.

Primary care and community physicians do not typically undergo the advanced training required to truly understand a chronic wound and prescribe the best course of treatment. Healogics and our network of nearly 4,000 physicians provide this expertise, because treating patients with chronic wounds is what we do – all day, every day – across more than 330,000 patient admissions each year.

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ADULTS WITH DIABETES UNDERGO AMPUTATION DUE TO NON-HEALING WOUNDS EVERY YEAR

Wound care is important because chronic wounds can have serious consequences.

Non-healing wounds require specialized care because underlying, complex conditions prevent the wound from going through the expected healing stages. The longer a chronic wound goes untreated, the greater your risk of infection, amputation and other complications.

Each year, about 80,000 adults with diabetes undergo a leg or foot amputation due to a non-healing wound, 80 percent of which started with an ulcer. Treating these ulcers early and with the most appropriate wound healing management is key to avoiding amputation.

The purpose of wound care is to help you heal faster so you can get back to your life.

A chronic wound can detract from your quality of life and prevent you from doing things you enjoy. Healogics provides standard and advanced wound care therapies that can stimulate healing, often when you have exhausted all other traditional therapies. We understand the complex nature of chronic wounds and take a holistic approach, which is vital for effective wound healing.

There are many reasons to choose advanced wound care from Healogics.

As the nation’s expert in wound healing, we change lives every day through world-class healing and prevention practices in our outpatient Wound Care Centers®.

Expertise and Experience

Chronic wound care treatment calls for physicians and staff who are extensively trained. Healogics leads the industry in specialist training and provides proven guidelines to aid Wound Care Center physicians and staff.

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Data and Research

With data on more than five million wounds, the Healogics Wound Science Initiative includes the largest database of chronic wound-specific patient data in the world. It allows us to drive scientific advancement and establish standards for wound care.

HOW OUR RESEARCH HELPS PATIENTS

Convenient Locations

Healogics manages more than 650 Wound Care Centers. If you are struggling with a wound that will not heal on its own, use our location finder to discover a Wound Care Center near you. We stand ready to use our training, experience, knowledge and tools to work with you on healing your wound.

Find a Wound Care Center near you.

Get on the road to healing by scheduling an appointment at a Wound Care Center in your area, no referral needed. Enter your zip code or city and state below to see nearby locations.