June 2023 – Wound Awareness Month

Chronic wounds are projected to increase 2% annually over the next 10 years. Patients with wounds, on average, have 3-4 or more chronic conditions.

Common chronic wounds:

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer
  • Pressure Injuries
  • Venous Stasis Ulcer
  • Surgical Wound/Trauma
  • Arterial Ulcer

Amputation risk is reduced by nearly half when care is provided by a multidispilinary wound care team, like the one at Uintah Basin Healthcare. Advanced wound care treatments include debridement, total contact casting or offloading, new tissue growth, negative pressure wound therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Nearly 25% of people with diabetes will experience a diabetic foot ulcer. Many factors and conditions that contribute to the development of a chronic would include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, compromised immune systems and prolonged periods of immobility. Delays in care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic shut downs have contributed to a 50% increase in amputations.

To learn more about Wound Care, visit Healogic’s website, Uintah Basin Healthcare’s partner in providing wound care services to the Basin.


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