Our focus is to make patients better. Our products have been clinically evaluated and shown to facilitate healing in the hospital or the home. Acelity has developed a comprehensive range of products and therapies for a wide variety of wounds.
The Science Behind Our Products
Our solutions are built on deep scientific expertise, supported by a large body of clinical evidence.
Chronic wounds represent a large and growing threat to public health. In the US alone, they affect over 6.5 million people. As the population ages, that burden will increase – made worse by rising healthcare costs and the growing incidences of diabetes and obesity.1
At Acelity, we help improve the lives of patients through innovation. We are also researching and documenting the value of our products in terms of individual and public benefit. This research helps to inform policy- and decision-makers by providing a systematic way to evaluate different treatments.
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Every 30 seconds a leg is amputated globally due to diabetes. For patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, the lifetime risk of developing a foot ulcer may be as high as 25%. Of this, 15% of diabetic foot ulcers progress to amputation, accounting for 80% of non-traumatic amputations.2
A pressure ulcer (also known as a bed sore, pressure sore, or decubitus ulcer) is a localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, which may be caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin.
These pressure induced skin injuries range from non blanchable erythema of intact skin to deep ulcers extending to the bone, where ulceration may be determined by the degree and duration of pressure and may be characterized by deep tissue necrosis. It usually occurs over a bony prominence as a result of pressure, shear or friction. Acelity offers a comprehensive range of products for the management of pressure ulcers.
Venous ulcers are most commonly found below the knee and above the ankle and often have a larger surface area but are shallower in depth than other ulcers. The leg may become swollen, causing the skin surrounding the ulcer to become dry, itchy and sometimes brownish in color.
Acute wounds are disruptions to the integrity of the skin and underlying tissues that, with proper care and control, heal in a timely and uneventful manner. Traumatic wounds result from injury to hard and/or soft tissue and include damage to bone, muscle, ligament and tendons, including partial thickness burns and orthopedic wounds.
Fistulas are an abnormal connection between two or more structures or spaces. Fistulas are usually the result of injury or surgery, but also can result from infection or inflammation. Managing patients with fistulas is challenging and represents a significant unmet need.
Acelity offers a wide range of wound healing solutions such as V.A.C.® Therapy and advanced wound dressings. Acelity is a trusted partner offering clinically proven, economically beneficial wound healing therapies designed to deliver positive outcomes for patients and healthcare professionals.
1. Sen et al, Wound Repair Regen. 2009 ; 17(6): 763–771.
2. Singh N, Armstrong DG, Lipsky BA. Preventing foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. JAMA. 2005 Jan 12;293(2):217-28. Review
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