Venous leg ulcers are the most frequently-occurring chronic wounds, accounting for 80% to 90% of all lower-extremity ulcerations. They affect an estimated 2.5 million patients in the U.S. at any given time. While rarely fatal, their chronic nature, frequency of recurrence, and associated complications can significantly diminish quality of life. Many patients with venous ulcers experience limited mobility, a loss of productivity, pain, and in some cases, depression. While we believe every wound can and will heal, taking early action will significantly improve the chances of complete closure.
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