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
The Science Behind Our Products
Our solutions are built on deep scientific expertise, supported by a large body of clinical evidence.
Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States. 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
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 clinician’s treatment of choice for more than 10 million wounds worldwide.* V.A.C.® Therapy 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™ Matrix, help to reduce bacterial bioburden in the dressings, 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 maintain a moist wound environment which can be conducive to wound healing.
Education is key to promoting quality of care, particularly when it involves the healthcare community. Our instructional programs – from professional training to continuing education – provide a continuum designed to improve skills and enrich knowledge across all healthcare settings.