Venous Leg Ulcers
About Venous Leg Ulcers
Venous leg ulcers are most commonly found below the knee and above the ankle. The leg may become swollen, heavy or aching, causing the skin surrounding the ulcer to become dry, itchy, and sometimes brownish in color.
The Science Behind Our Products
Our solutions are built on a deep understanding of wound healing, supported by a large body of clinical evidence.
KCI provides a wide range of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy systems for hospital, community or home treatment. Since its launch in 1995, V.A.C.® Therapy has changed the way wounds are treated. Backed by more published clinical evidence than any other Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems, V.A.C.® Therapy has become the clinicians' treatment of choice for more than 10 million wounds worldwide.* V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that promotes wound healing through the application of negative (vacuum) pressure at the wound site. This helps to draw wound edges together, remove infectious materials and promote granulation.
**As of June 2016, more than 10M wounds have been treated worldwide with the V.A.C.® Therapy System.
Advanced Wound Dressings
Every wound is different. That is why KCI provides a comprehensive range of advanced wound dressings to help address each wound’s specific needs. Our product portfolio is the result of over 80 years of experience in developing innovative solutions to help you manage wounds towards healing.
A number of our advanced wound dressings such as SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Hydro-Alginate Antimicrobial Dressing with Silver with EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology and PROMOGRAN PRISMA™ Wound Balancing Matrix, offer antimicrobial benefits to help infected wounds, while our other advanced wound dressings such as ADAPTIC TOUCH™ Non-Adhering Silicone Dressing serve as a gentle silicone wound contact layer. TIELLE™ Hydropolymer Dressings with LIQUALOCK™ Advanced Absorption Technology offer moist wound healing which can be conducive to wound healing. Venous ulcers are most commonly found below the knee and above the ankle and often have a larger surface area but are shallower in depth than other ulcers. The leg may become swollen, causing the skin surrounding the ulcer to become dry, itchy and sometimes brownish in color.
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