Wound Care Articles and Insights
June 1, 2022

Why Wound Care Matters

Kallie Christensen


Every 4 seconds a patient develops a wound in the US:

Every 30 seconds a diabetic patient suffers an amputation: -

Diabetic patients have a 60% chance of death within 5 years of an amputation of a foot ulcer: -

74% of patients are able to avoid amputation in a wound center:

Weck, Matthias et al. “Structured health care for subjects with diabetic foot ulcers results in a reduction of major amputation rates.” Cardiovascular diabetology vol. 12 45. 13 Mar. 2013, doi:10.1186/1475-2840-12-45

70-80% of patients will be fully healed in 8 weeks with wound care:

Guest, M et al. “Venous ulcer healing by four-layer compression bandaging is not influenced by the pattern of venous incompetence.” The British journal of surgery vol. 86,11 (1999): 1437-40. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2168.1999.01288.x

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