Helping Patients Heal
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 burden to public health, with over 2 million wounds treated by the NHS each year1. Diabetes is now associated with at least £10billion in direct costs to the NHS each year2.
At KCI, 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.
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled in the last twenty years3. Diabetes is the most common cause of lower limb amputations4, leading to more than 8500 leg, toe or foot amputations each year4.
A pressure ulcer (also known as a bed sore) is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, which may be caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin. Over 400,000 patients develop a new pressure ulcer each year in the UK5. Prevention and timely intervention can lessen the occurrence and the severity 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 discoloured.
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 orthopaedic 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.
KCI offers a wide range of wound healing solutions such as V.A.C.® Therapy and advanced wound dressings. KCI is a trusted partner offering clinically proven, economically beneficial wound healing therapies designed to deliver positive outcomes for patients and healthcare professionals.