Diabetic Foot Ulcers
About Diabetic Foot Ulcers
By the year 2025, there will be more than 5 million diabetic patients in the UK1 . KCI provides a comprehensive range of solutions that can help speed healing for diabetic ulcers.
- Diabetes is the most common cause of lower limb amputations in the UK2, leading to more than 8500 leg, toe or foot amputations each year, which is more than 160 amputations a week3.
- More than four in ten people who have a foot ulcer will die within five years4.
The Science Behind Our Products
Our solutions are built on deep scientific expertise, supported by a large body of clinical evidence.
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled in the last twenty years5. As a result, the NHS spends at least £10billion per year on diabetes6.
Ulcers form due to a combination of factors, such as a lack of feeling in the foot, poor circulation, foot deformities, irritation (such as friction or pressure) and trauma. Fortunately, as research shows, the development of a foot ulcer is preventable.
KCI provides a wide range of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy systems for hospital, community or home treatment. Since its launch in 1995, V.A.C.® Therapy has changed the way wounds are treated. Backed by more published clinical evidence than any other Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems, V.A.C.® Therapy has become the clinician’s treatment of choice for more than 10 million wounds worldwide.* V.A.C.® Therapy promotes wound healing through the application of negative (vacuum) pressure at the wound site. This helps to draw wound edges together, remove infectious materials and actively promote granulation.
*KCI. Cumulative NPWT wounds 2015. March 2018.
Advanced Wound Dressings
Every wound is different. That is why KCI provides a comprehensive range of advanced wound dressings and therapeutic footwear to help address each wound’s specific needs. Our product portfolio is the result of over 80 years of experience in developing innovative solutions to help you manage wounds towards healing.
A number of our advanced wound dressings such as INADINE™ (PVP-I) Non Adherent Dressing, KERRACONTACT™ Ag Dressing with Oxysalts technology, SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Hydro-Alginate Antimicrobial Dressing with silver and PROMOGRAN PRISMA™ Wound Balancing Matrix, offer antimicrobial benefits to help infected wounds.
KERRAMAX CARE™ Super-Absorbent Dressing’s absorbs potentially unhealthy exudate and locks it within the dressing, with small sizes designed for foot and toe wounds.
KERRAPED™ PLANTAR ULCER Off-Loading Therapeutic Shoe System is a shoe system designed to mechanically offload pressure from the ulcer and peri-ulcer area. It uses a unique insole that can be easily adapted to individual requirements of the patient.
Education is key to promoting quality of care, particularly when it involves the healthcare community. Our instructional programs – from professional training to continuing education – provide a continuum designed to improve skills and enrich knowledge across all healthcare settings.