DID YOU KNOW...
6.7 million people in the United States are living with chronic wounds
Chronic wounds lead to lost days of work, decreased quality of life, and depression
There are nearly 2 million people living with limb loss in the United States
Following amputation, morbidity rates range from 39% to 80% at 5 years
The 5-year mortality rate of a non-healing foot ulcer is roughly 50%
Only lung and pancreatic cancer have a worse prognosis
Hospital costs associated with amputation totaled more than $8.3 billion
There is no residency in wound care for physicians in medical school
In the United States, around 8.2 million patients receiving Medicare benefits have chronic wounds.
Wound duration of greater than 30 days is associated with 36-69% lower odds of healing.
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