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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

 

About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By the year 2025, there will be 300 million diabetic patients worldwide.1 KCI provides a comprehensive range of solutions that can help reduce time to closure for diabetic ulcers.
Diabetic patients have a lifetime risk between 15% and 25% of developing a diabetic foot ulcer.1,3

  • 15% of all diabetic foot wounds will result in amputation2
  • On average, an extremity is amputated every 30 seconds due to complications of diabetes and the majority of these amputations occur following the development of a diabetic foot ulcer.4
  • The estimated costs of treating a diabetic foot ulcer with an amputation has been estimated to be $34,000.3
  • Diabetes is now associated with $825bn in direct costs of care worldwide.

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Venus Leg Ulcer
Why It Matters

Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States. 15% of all diabetic foot wounds will result in amputation.2 On average, an extremity is amputated every 30 seconds due to complications of diabetes and the majority of these amputations occur following the development of a diabetic foot ulcer.4

Ulcers form due to a combination of factors, such as lack of feeling in the foot, poor circulation, foot deformities, irritation (such as friction or pressure) and trauma. Fortunately, as research shows, the development of a foot ulcer is preventable.3

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