They can take weeks, months or years 200 days on average1 . Meanwhile, quality of life 2, 3 suffers greatly for patients and healthcare professionals alike.
“I want to get this thing healed as quickly as possible … It has gone on long
Healing times for leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and pressure ulcers are too long.
“I can’t walk.
I’m afraid of falling”
“I have never
had so much
1 French report to the Minister in charge of Healthcare and to the Parliament about costs and products related to Healthcare in 2014 (law of August 13 th, 2004 ))(July 2013 CNAM data base leg ulcer 210 days pressure ulcer 223 days diabetic foot ulcer data not available 2 Herber OR, Schnepp W, Rieger MA A systematic review on the impact of leg ulceration on patients’ quality of life Health Qual Life Outcomes 2007 5 44 3 Hareendran A, Bradbury A, Budd J, et al Measuring the impact of venous leg ulcers on quality of life J Wound Care 2005 142 53 7
And the burden on health services is
Any treatment that can reduce healing
time will have a positive impact for all1.
the wound takes to heal, the more
you need to
patients stay on our books for months, means our workload just
1. Münter KC, Meaume S, Augustin M, Senet P, Kérihuel J.C. The reality of routine practice: a pooled data analysis on chronic wounds treated with TLC NOSF wound dressings. J Wound Care. 2017 Feb; 26 ( S4 S15. Erratum in: J Wound Care. 2017 Mar 2; 26(3): 153. | 2.
Edmonds M, Lázaro Martínez JL, Alfayate García JM, Martini J, Petit JM, Rayman G, Lobmann R, Uccioli L, Sauvadet A, Bohbot S, Kerihuel JC, Piaggesi A. Sucrose octasulfate dressing versus control dressing in patients with neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers (Explorer): an international,
multicentre, double blind, randomised, controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Mar;6(3):186 196.* | 3 Hopkins et al. BMC Health Services Research (2015) Economic burden of illness associated with diabetic foot ulcers in Canada.
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