A New Approach In The Management Of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Report On The Use Of A Collagen Wound Contact Layer With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Abstract

Diabetes affects 30 million children and adults in the US, equivalent to 1 in 11 of the population, and costs the economy $322 billion annually.1,2 Interventions that can improve healing rates or reduce the size of diabetic ulcers may reduce the incidence of infection, reduce amputation rates, and lower the associated costs to healthcare providers. We report on the use of a novel collagen wound contact layer* in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy to achieve healing in a chronic diabetic foot ulcer.