Wound Covering Requires Less Tissue to Produce Effective Results

MUNDELEIN, Ill. (BUSINESS WIRE)-Diabetic foot complications are the largest non-traumatic cause of lower extremity amputations, accounting for nearly 90,000 amputations a year, at a cost of nearly $40,000 per procedure. To help the healing process in the most chronic wounds, including those at risk of amputations, Medline Industries, Inc., recently introduced RevitalonTM, a biologic wound covering made of human amniotic tissue. Revitalon is available in

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Researchers Find a Key to Healing Chronic Wounds

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Chronic wounds affect an estimated 6.5 million Americans at an annual cost of about $25 billion. Further, foot blisters and other diabetic ulcers or sores account for the vast majority of foot and leg amputations in the United States today. Why does treating chronic wounds cost so much? What complicates chronic wound infections, making healing difficult? Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell

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Lower Limb Amputation Rates Have Dropped

Despite an increase in diabetes cases nationwide, fewer people with diabetes are facing lower leg and foot amputations than a decade ago, according to the results of a new study. Because diabetes leads to circulation problems and nerve damage, those who develop the disease are at a higher risk of amputation, especially when faced with slow-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers. Research has suggested that at many

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Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: How to Reduce Pressure on Your Feet

Good news for people with diabetes who worry about protecting themselves against the plantar pressure and risks of ulcerous foot injuries that come with diabetic neuropathy: A recent British study shows that ready-made insoles you can buy at the store perform almost as well as more expensive custom-made insoles at achieving those foot protection goals. Researchers randomly assigned prefabricated and custom-made insoles to 119 patients

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