Early Endovenous Intervention is Key
Treating patients with venous ulcers is not easy. It is important to not only treat the wound but also identify the cause – enabling your patients to live without the discomfort of these wounds.
Patients with less than 40% wound closure at four weeks are unlikely to achieve complete wound healing and may benefit from alternative or advanced interventions1.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 70% – 90% of all lower extremity ulcers are venous2,3
- 1 million people in the U.S. are affected by venous leg ulcers4
- More than half of venous ulcers treated are recurrent ulcerations5
Quality of Life
Due to pain, mobility limitations and other consequences, venous leg ulcers have been associated with increased rates of depression and substantial decreases in patient quality of life6-8.
Cost of Care
- Each year U.S. payers spend a combined $14.9 billion on managing venous leg ulcers3.
- A venous leg ulcer patient costs payers $6,000 – $7,000 more each year than a matched non-venous leg ulcer patient2.
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