June 6-10: Wound Care Awareness Week

June 6-10: Wound Care Awareness Week

Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is expected to rise at a rate of two percent annually over the next decade. An aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy contribute to the chronic wound epidemic. Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Approximately 30 percent of untreated chronic wounds result in amputation.

Healogics, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of wound care services, is sponsoring the third annual Wound Care Awareness Week from June 6 to June 10. Visit www.woundcareawareness.com to learn more about chronic wounds, hear from patients whose wounds have healed, and to find a Wound Care Center near you.

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