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6.7 million

PEOPLE SUFFER FROM CHRONIC, NON-HEALING WOUNDS

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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.

WHY IS WOUND CARE IMPORTANT?

Estimated number of wound types per year

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%

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.

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The Costs of Chronic Wounds

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Spent annually treating chronic wounds
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Spent annually on amputation procedures
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Average cost of one late-stage HAPU admission
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Total impact to healthcare system

Where are advanced wounds treated?

Label Value Percentage
Hospital outpatient wound center 40 40%
Hospital inpatient 20 20%
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%

50%

MORTALITY RATE FOR PEOPLE WITH AN AMPUTATION WITHIN 5 YEARS

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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.

MORE PATIENT RESOURCES

Living with Diabetes: What to know about chronic wounds and recurrence

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General Foot Care Guidelines

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Drawing a Line from Foot Health to Chronic Wounds

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Living a Heart Healthy Life

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The Impact of Heart Health on Wound Healing

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Wound Debridement

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Controlling Swelling with Compression Stockings

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What is peripheral artery disease?

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Controlling Swelling with Multi-layered Compression Wraps

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Caring for Your Ulcers

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

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Skin Care and Wound Healing

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