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Chronic wounds are a serious issue.
Millions of people are living with chronic wounds in the United States, and the numbers are growing.
Estimated number of wound types per year
|Diabetic Foot Ulcer||2,098,750||31.18%|
|Venous Leg Ulcer||817,244||12.14%|
Patients experience many different types of wounds.
Estimated Number of Wound Types Per Year
Diabetic foot ulcer patients: 2,098,750
Venous leg ulcer patients: 817,244
Pressure ulcer patients: 2,906,336
Surgical/trauma wound patients: 519,923
Arterial ulcer patients: 388,730
30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes. Up to 25 percent will experience a foot ulcer.
80 percent of lower extremity amputations are preceded by a foot ulcer.
The Costs of Chronic Wounds
Where are advanced wounds treated?
|Hospital outpatient wound center||40||40%|
|Long-term care facility||5||5%|
|Physicians office, ambulatory surgery center or home health||35||35%|
Wound care is delivered in many different settings.
Hospital outpatient wound center: 40%
Hospital inpatient: 20%
Long-term care facility: 5%
Physicians’ office, ambulatory surgery center or home health: 35%
People living with limb loss are more likely to experience decreased life satisfaction.
Resources for Patients Like You
Most patients suffer from hard-to-heal wounds because they are also battling disease, such as diabetes or heart disease. We’ve gathered a library of wound care information to help you understand the connections between your disease and your wound.