Venous Leg Ulcers
About Venous Leg Ulcers
Venous leg ulcers are chronic wounds caused by venous insufficiency, most commonly found below the knee and above the ankle. Around 1% of the population are affected by venous leg ulcers and 3% of people over 801.
Venous leg ulcers are characterized as a break in the skin that has been present for at least six weeks2. The leg may become swollen, heavy or aching, causing the skin surrounding the ulcer to become dry, itchy and sometimes discoloured.
The Science Behind Our Products
Our solutions are built on a deep understanding of wound healing, supported by a large body of clinical evidence.
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 clinicians' treatment of choice for more than 10 million wounds worldwide.* V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that 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 promote granulation.
**As of June 2016, more than 10M wounds have been treated worldwide with the V.A.C.® Therapy System.
Advanced Wound Dressings
Advanced Wound Dressings
Managing exudate is a major challenge when treating venous leg ulcers and can be uncomfortable for patients with frequent dressing changes. KCI provides a comprehensive range of advanced dressings to help address each wound’s specific needs. Our product portfolio is the result of over 801. years of experience in developing innovating solutions to help you manage wounds towards healing.
In-vitro testing proves that KERRAMAX CARE™ Super-Absorbent Dressing’s horizonal wicking action absorbs potentially unhealthy exudate, so it doesn’t leak or drip3. The absorption capacity reduces dressing changes with less wound disturbance and the soft nonwoven material helps to provide improved patient comfort4 and can be applied as a primary or secondary dressing. ADAPTIC TOUCH™ Non-Adhering Silicone Dressings serve as a gentle silicone wound contact layer for delicate wounds.
KERRAFOAM™ Gentle Border Foam Dressings have a gentle silicone border to protect delicate skin surrounding a leg ulcer whilst KERRACEL™ Gelling Fiber Dressing form a soothing gel when wet to help maintain a moist healing environment.
A number of our advanced wound dressings such as PROMOGRAN PRISMA™ Wound Balancing Matrix and KERRACONTACT™ Ag Dressings offer antimicrobial benefits to help infected wounds. ODOLOCK™ Activated Charcoal Dressing helps manage odour often found in venous leg ulcers to help improve patient quality of life.
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.