Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Are a major issue globally, with considerable economic and human cost. About 8.5% (422 million) of the world’s adult population has diabetes1 and of these up to 25% will develop a DFU2,3. ‘Compromised’ patients are at greater risk of developing a DFU3.
DFUs are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, with half of patients dying within 5 years4,5. DFUs are also expensive to treat. The costs associated with diabetes in the US and in Europe respectively are increasing by approximately US$9-13bn and up to €10bn per year6,7.
At KCI™ we take DFUs seriously. Our portfolio of Advanced Wound Dressings and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is designed to offer you the right solution at the right stage of healing process.