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The Chronic Wound Epidemic
In 2016, an estimated 6.7 million patients are suffering with non-healing advanced wounds.
Cost of Chronic Wounds
Cost to treat advanced wounds to exceeds $50 billion annually in the US.
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A few simple facts about Wound Care
In 2015, an estimated 6.7 million patients are suffering with non-healing advanced wounds.
Patients with an amputation have a 50% mortality rate within 5 years.
There are approximately 29,100,000 diabetic patients in the US (9.3% of population) who experience approximately 1.9 million Diabetic Foot Ulcers each year.
Each year 2.5 million patients aged 75+ acquire a Pressure Ulcer (13.2% of relevant population).
Cost to treat advanced wounds exceeds $50 billion annually in the US.
Where are advanced wounds treated?
  • Hospital outpatient wound center – 40%
  • Hospital inpatient – 20%
  • Long term care facility – 5%
  • Stand alone (Dr. office, ASC, home) – 35%
30% of untreated wounds result in amputation.
Estimated number of wounded patients per year:
  • Diabetic foot ulcer patients – 2,098,750
  • Venous leg ulcer patients – 817,244
  • Venous leg ulcer patients – 817,244
  • Pressure Ulcer patients – 2,906,336
  • Surgical/trauma wound patients – 519,923
  • Arterial ulcer patients – 388,730
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