Wound Care Awareness: Changing the Odds for People with Chronic Wounds

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Quick Facts

  • 6.7 million Americans are living with chronic wounds
  • 1 in 4 families has a family member with a chronic wound
  • Annually, chronic wounds have a $50 billion impact on the healthcare system
  • 50% of people will develop an ulcer in the opposite limb within 5 years of amputation
  • 25% of people living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer
  • 82% of non-traumatic amputations are the result of vascular disease
  • 50% of people will die within 5 years of amputation

You Don’t Have to Live with a Chronic Wound

Did you know advanced modalities available at Wound Care Centers® can improve healing odds. Find a Center near you.

  • Be aware
  • Intervene early
  • Seek specialized wound care

Sources
L.E.K. Consulting 2014 Market Analysis “Market Sizing and Assessment of Outsourced Outpatient Wound Care” | US Census data | Singh N, Armstrong DG, Lipsky BA. Preventing foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. JAMA. 2005;293(2):217–228. | WOUNDS 2012; 24(1): 10-17 Wound Care Outcomes and Associated Cost Among Patients Treated in US Outpatient Wound Centers: Data From the US Wound | Limb Loss Task Force/Amputee Coalition, Roadmap for Stimulating Limb Loss Research and Improving Care: Recommendations From the 2015 Limb Loss Task Force. Knoxville, Tennessee; 2016. | Wound Repair and Regeneration | 2019 property of Healogics, Inc.