About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

People with diabetes may have an increased risk of developing foot ulcers.

Diabetic foot ulcers are amongst the most frequently occurring chronic wounds, affecting nearly two million people every year in the United States alone.

A diabetic foot ulcer hampers mobility and can lead to amputation.

Good conventional wound care, consisting of infection control, cleaning, and keeping pressure off the wound and other such basic approaches, can often close these wounds. However, approximately one third of these chronic wounds fail to heal, and a more active approach is needed.

More information on diabetic foot ulcers can be found on the Apligraf® and Dermagraft® web sites.