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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By the year 2025, there will be 300 million diabetic patients worldwide.1 Acelity provides a comprehensive range of solutions that can help speed healing 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
  • Every hour, 10 Americans undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes4
  • The cost of a lower extremity amputation has been estimated to be $30,000 to $60,000, with an additional $43,000 to $60,000 for subsequent care for 3 years5

The Science Behind Our Products

Our solutions are built on a deep understanding of wound healing and supported by a large body of clinical evidence.

Why It Matters

Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States. 15% of all diabetic foot wounds will result in amputation.2 Every hour, 10 Americans undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes.4
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.6

Explore Products for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

V.A.C.® Therapy

Acelity 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 actively promote granulation.
*As of 2016. KCI data on file.

Advanced Wound Dressings

Every wound is different. That is why Acelity 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 PROMOGRAN™ Matrix and PROMOGRAN PRISMA™ Matrix offer antimicrobial benefits to help infected wounds, while our other advanced wound dressings such as ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering 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.

Clinician Resources

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.

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