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.

The Science Behind Our Products

Our solutions are built on deep scientific expertise, supported by a large body of clinical evidence.

Venus Leg Ulcer
Why It Matters

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

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Clinical Evidences
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